In the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena, Lambrusco vineyards extend from the slopes of the hills to the line of the Po river. All four of the existing Lambrusco Denominazioni di Origine Controllata are found in that zone.
Lambrusco was never well known or appreciated outside its region until it achieved a commercial success in the seventies and eighties. Despite the fact that it is now widely distributed, there are still many prejudices about the wine. Matters are not made easier by the widespread conviction that there is only one Lambrusco when, in reality, there are many, each different from the other in sensory characteristics and composition.