Tied to the verdicchio, a vine that has brought the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi to a great reputation even beyond the border. This wine, produced in the most classic of combinations with the products of the sea, is changing its image and faces the enological scene with a new sensorial identity, more structured, elegant and enriched in aromas, especially in the Riserva version. In the Marche region there is also the interesting Verdicchio di Matelica produced in the Alta Valle Camerina.
In 2009 the production of Marche wines was about 782,000 hl, with a predominance of white wines.
On the scene dominated for decades by Verdicchio, other protagonists are being introduced, above all red grapes, such as Montepulciano and Sangiovese, vine-varieties for the production of the Conero DOCG, considered the best red wine of the region, and Rosso Piceno Superiore respectively.
Another red wine that stands out for its quality is the Pinot Noir of the Focara sub-area of the Pesli Hills, obtained from an unusual vine at these latitudes.
A gem is the Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC, red wine produced in a patch of land in the province of Ancona, elaborated by the homonymous vine also as a passito.
Another wine that deserves to be remembered because it is the only one of its kind is the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG, an amber or sweet red sparkling wine, obtained mainly from the homonymous vine, whose bunches are partly dried and followed by an autoclave sparkling process.