Marche is blue sea and white sandy beaches, rugged high mountains and green forests, rolling hills and fertile valleys, more than 3,000 years of history and culture, modern cities and medieval towns, northern Italian efficiency and southern Italian flair. The Marche is considered Italy in miniature, a scenic and human concentrate, and in some ways this is also true of the wine scene. I was particularly impressed by the renaissance of autochthonous grape varieties and the many different vintners: The Moncaro cooperative bottles 7.5 million bottles per year and is also home to the Le Busche star restaurant. Vintner Esther Hauser produces just 6,000 hand-picked bottles. In Montefeltro, Adriano Galli, a former entrepreneur, is building a modern showcase winery. He is reviving the wine-growing tradition of the area, which had been extinct for almost 100 years. Behind every winery is a face and often a story worth telling.