Terre d’Italia is a shop in the heart of St Helier selling Italian wine, food and some lifestyle items. We are committed to working with artisans who are passionate about the originality and quality of their products and maintaining the sustainability of agriculture.
Our beautiful tasting space and incredible selection of books on wine, food and Italian art and history is available for everybody to enjoy along with some samples of wines from our tasting machine.
100% Prugnolo Gentille (a softer version of Sangiovese) with aromas of black cherries, violets; a taste of plums with a touch of black pepper; smooth tannins and a mild acidity. This is a rich and elegant wine!
Peeled tomatoes from Paolo Petrilli's family farm in Apulia are naturally delicious and organic. Since 1990 the farm is growing heritage lower yielding varieties, such as: Sammarzano, Torremaggiorese and Prunilli.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies in the top-right corner of Italy, between Austria, Slovenia, the Adriatic Sea, and Veneto (Venice!). Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.
Perhaps the most interesting area with the Friuli area is the Colli Orientali del Friuli. Situated just to the East of Udine the history of winemaking dates back to Roman times. Today, you can find international and local varieties growing side-by-side including SauvignonBlanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio. Vines do very well when planted on the Colli (aka hills) which are protected by the Alps to the North and exposed to gentle sea breezes to the South.
White wines of Colli Orientali del Friuli feature scents of white flowers and ripe apples. On the palate you’ll taste lots of stone fruit and a long tingly finish. Despite the prevalence of international varieties in Colli Orientali, it’s the local varieties that excite many wine lovers.
Incredible varieties to explore are Tai and Ribolla Gialla. Among other producers, we are proud to offer you the wonderful wines of Roncodelle Betulle, a fantastic producer whose wines are the epitome of elegance and precision. We also have a tiny allocation of the super-cult Miani, a wine so rare and prized sommeliers genuflect before bottles if they have the good fortune to see them.
Join our team for an incredible tasting of Italian white wines from Central and Northern Italy!
We will lead you though some of the oldest regional styles along with a unique expression of international grapes.
Ticket includes one sparkling wine, five samples of white wines paired with nibbles.
Travel through regions with wine!