Le Marche produces a large variety of wines including 13 varieties of wine carrying the D.O.C. label. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try theSangiovese local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
The following varieties of vines are the most common, growing well on the gentle slopes of the hilly region: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Pinot nero and bianco, Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Malvasia of Tuscany, Vernaccia Nera and Maceratino.
Other wines grown in selected areas are genetic variants of Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), Pinot Grigio (pinot gris), Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc).