The Complete Guide to Italian Wines at Opimian

Italy is one of the world’s great wine-producing countries, with fine wines produced in every single region.


With such a large array and choice, it’s no wonder Members are fond of Italian wines, making Italy the fastest-growing country for wine sales at Opimian. As such, we have diligently worked with our global network of Masters of Wine (MW) at building this region for Members.


Members can find Italian wines in three separate Cellars. The most prestigious regions are split: Tuscan wines appear in the second Cellar of the season (C291, C301), Veneto can be found in the 7th Cellar (C296, C306) and Piedmont wines appear in the last Cellar of the season (C299, C309).



Along with these wonderful regions, we offer southern Italian wines, where many of Italy’s top-value wines can be found: Veneto is paired with Puglia and Piedmont partners with Sicily. This allows Opimian to bring you wines from other classic Italian regions, such as Alto Adige, Franciacorta, etc. In fact, Franciacorta wines are quite rare outside of Italy, and our MWs believe that these sparkling wines rival the best from Champagne. Find these on pages 38-39!


The next Cellar featuring Italy (C299 in September) will feature even smaller regions, such as Umbria and Sardinia. You’ll notice an emphasis on local indigenous Italian grape varieties, as we work to uncover hidden gems not commonly found in Canada.


Best of all, we are so excited about Italy that we will be taking Members there in 2023!


Order these wines from Cellar 296 until July 11, 2022


Franciacorta:  Tenuta Villa Crespia Franciacorta Case, Lot 3493

Alto Adige: Grüner Veltliner, DOC Alto Adige Valle Isarco, 2021, Lot 3474

Veneto: Antichello Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, DOCG, 2018, Lot 3485