Vernaccia Group | Vernaccia appears to be the name given to a large collection of grapes scattered all throughout Italy, with only one thing in common—the Vernaccia name. The most widely held theory maintains that the name stems from the Latin word vernaculum, meaning local and therefore many farmers called their local variety Vernaccia Something or Vernaccia from Somewhere.

Group members | White: Vernaccia di Oristano. | Vernaccia di San Gimignano. | Vernaccina. | Vernaccina Riminese. Red: Vernaccia Nera. | Vernaccia Nera Grossa.


See Ian D’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.74