Starting from the east, the first wine-growing areas we meet are the Colli di Luni, an area that extends to the province of Massa Carrara, in Tuscany. The most common white berried grape is Vermentino, used both alone and for the production of Colli di Luni Bianco, to which are added Trebbiano Toscano and other white grapes. Colli di Luni Rosso is instead produced with Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Pollera Nera and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the Cinque Terre wines are produced with Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino grapes, from which dry white wines are obtained and the rare Sciacchetrà passito, produced with grapes that are too ripe and left to dry in ventilated rooms.
Further west, the DOC areas of Val Polcevera and Tigullio are distinguished by wines produced with Bianchetta Genovese grapes, the name by which Albarola is known locally.
The Riviera di Ponente is characterized by the production of red wines, with the grapes of the Rossese, Ormeasco (Dolcetto) and Ciliegiolo vines.