Most of the Molise’s viticulture is based on traditional vineyards that are over 30 years of age. Only recently has there been an effort to modernize the vineyards and to improve the quality of the wines produced here. Thanks to the efforts of a few private vintners, Molise’s winemaking industry has started a process of recovery, crowned by the Molise D.O.C. appellation in 1998. The D.O.C. regulations are up-to-date and courageous, combining innovation with tradition, and providing the framework for the production of quality wines in this region.