The coastal Italian region of Liguria is known for its small and scattered vineyards, with wine originally thought to have come from the ancient Greeks.  The Ligurians say that the sailors who were passing by during their short journeys would cultivate small areas of land around Liguria, then leaving.  This left the region with limited production among multiple disbanded, tiny vineyards.  Low production continues today as Liguria has the second lowest output of wine in Italy.