Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and eleven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), producing the third highest volume of DOC/G quality wines after Piedmont and the Veneto.

It is Italy’s third most planted region (behind Sicily and Apulia) but it is eighth in production volume. This is partly because the soil of Tuscany is very poor, and producers emphasise low yields and higher quality levels in their wine. More than 80% of the regions’ production is in red wine.