Tour Italy Through Your Glass

Italy’s rose-lined vineyards share a close proximity to saltwater coastlines – the glorious Mediterranean, Ionian, Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, and Ligurian seas.

These powerful coastal influences are reflected in each vineyard, with sea breezes and mineral-rich soils providing incredible salinity to the wines. 

Honoring tradition, grapes are meticulously selected by those that best represent the region where they were grown. The resulting wines embody the magic of this ancient land – crisp, refreshing, and undeniably energetic. Each sip takes you on a journey through rolling vineyards, capturing the very spirit of Italy.

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  • Riva de la Rosa’s Verdicchio di Matelica was born in the terroir of Matelica, in the heart of the upper Esina Valley in the Marche region. Just 40 km from the Adriatic sea, our Verdicchio sits between the Adriatic Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  • The vineyard is perched amongst the hills about 450 meters above sea level. The land is filled with streaming rivers, with soils rich in clay and gravel. 
  • Verdicchio di Matelica was the first wine to become DOC in the Marche region in 1967 (today there are over 500 DOC’s).
  • Matelica was once a Roman municipality, and there have been many mosaics uncovered within the land that portray scenes of the countryside and the vineyards- which strongly influenced the use of colors and mosaics in our Riva de la Rosa labels. 
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Marche Italy Region Map


  • Riva de la Rosa’s Vermentino, a varietal also known as “the wine of the sun and the sea”, is a light-bodied white wine that grows in the coastal vineyards of the Mediterranean sea, mainly in Tuscany and Sardinia Island. By nature, Vermentino is wonderfully complex- it has many similarities to Sauvignon Blanc and a hint of Riesling. 
  • This varietal grows near the Mediterranean sea, where the vineyards have a great deal of sun exposure and are immersed in stony soils. This allows for a great texture within the finished wine. On the palate, our Vermentino is dry with high acidity and minerality, expressing flavors of peach and pear.
  • Our Vermentino is produced entirely on the Tuscan coast, in a warm Mediterranean climate with ample sun exposure and cool sea breezes from the nearby Mediterranean sea, providing smooth salinity within the wine.
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Tuscany Region Italy Map


  • Riva de la Rosa’s Gavi comes from Cortese grapes grown in the hills of Terre del Gavi, located on the border between Monferrato and Liguria. Winemaking in Gavi has ancient origins, dating back to June 3, 972.
  • Cortese reigns supreme in southern Piedmont, as the vines thrive in this particular terroir. With cool breezes from the Ligurian sea among the hills in the south-eastern part of the Alessandria province, prevailing sun exposure, and the surrounding Apennine mountains- all combine to create a perfectly suitable environment to cultivate exceptional “Gavi DOCG” vineyards. 
  • The region of Gavi is predominantly hilly, with soils rich in red earth from clay marl, standing at an altitude between 150 and 450 meters above sea level. The winds blown over from the nearby Ligurian coast greatly influences the microclimate of the vineyards, creating an abundant minerality within the wine, along with bright citrus and floral notes. 
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Piedmont Region Italy Map


  • Frascati, also known as “the wine of kings and popes”, has flourished in Rome for over two thousand years. It has also earned the reputation as the “golden wine of the Romans” and the “white wine of Rome”. 
  • The ancient town of Frascati sits on the rim of a dormant volcano, just a few miles away from Rome. Its rich volcanic soul, plentiful sunshine, and cool breezes due to its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea provide an ideal climate suited for this varietal. 
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Lazio Italy Region Map

Sauvignon Blanc

  • The Friuli DOC is ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc because of the proximity of the Alps to the North and a sea breeze that blows in from the Adriatic Sea to their South. This prestigious winemaking region has a history of viticulture dating back to the Romans, known for cultivating exceptional wines.
  • The alluvial plain and sandy soils of the Friuli region influence the flavor of this grape, making for a unique and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.
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Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region map