Good wine has not always been produced in the hills of Rimini. For many decades, the wealth of beach tourism had lured the inhabitants to the coast and left the vineyards in a state of tired resignation. Local winegrowers adopted the principles of quantity rather than of quality. Fortunately, things have changed for the better in the last twenty years, thanks to a group of small producers and the new cultural awareness of the cooperative cellars. The wines of this area have gradually improved to the point that they were deemed worthy of a D.O.C. appellation in 1996.
Colli di Rimini D.O.C. includes several types of wine, among which the Biancame and the Rebola, made with Pignoletto grapes, deserve a special mention. The former is a dry white wine of great personality that is best drunk over a fish dish, while the latter is a rare dessert wine that is unfortunately produced in too small quantities to become as famous abroad as it should be.