Liguria is a coastal region of northwest Italy, a narrow strip of land whose capital is the city of Genoa. There are some 6000 hectares of land under vines, only a fraction of which produces wines with DOC status, or wines that aspire to more than local recognition. Most of the commercial production is seated along the Ponente coast in the southwest.

Rossese di Dolceacqua, with its soft fruit and appealing texture, remains the most popular of the wines, although Pigato and Vermentino are now yielding whites worthy of notice. Liguria's DOC zones are Cinqueterre, Colli di Luni (which borders upon Tuscany), Riviere Ligure di Ponente, Pornassio, Rossese di Dolceacqua.