Calabria, which boasts an enological tradition that brings back to the Greek civilization, has experienced long moments of fogging, from which it has not yet fully recovered, despite the commitment and the ability of a few producers who are operating at high levels.
Today the vine is cultivated mainly in some areas near the sea, with a total production, in 2009, of about 392,000 hl, especially of red wines.
The most cultivated grape is the gaglioppo, which represents more than ¼ of the red berry production, while the white greek is the most important among the white grapes.
Both are used in the production of Cirò Bianco, Rosato and Rosso, the most famous wines of the region. In the inland areas it is worth mentioning the production of DOC Pollino, based on black gaglioppo and greek, while towards the extreme tip of the region, from the Greek white is obtained the Greco di Bianco DOC, a passito wine as delicious as it is rare.