Travelling south from Naples into Calabria one is struck not only by the stark beauty of the landscape but also by the obvious and deepening poverty. Calabria appears to have derived little benefit from the flood of financial assistance pouring into the south and it was one of the principal sources of the Italian diaspora in the 20th century. Diligence, however, is next to Godliness, and if one risks leaving the autostrada Calabria quickly reveals a deserted and curiously coniferous interior. Vineyards and citrus groves give way to a desolate and windswept interior where life continues much as it always has. More than 90% of the production here is red and only 2% is DOC but there are wonderful wines here tucked away in these valleys that time forgot.