Wine making in the Piedmont region started more than 2000 years ago and is characterized, in a relatively small geographical area, by a wide variety of production with internationally recognized quality.
This long tradition of viticulture has produced a landscape (both cultural as well as geographical) of outstanding beauty that reflects the changes and developments in social, technological and economic issues related to wine production. It has resulted in a real “wine culture” deeply rooted in the community.
The Piedmont has been the undisputed star of the journey made by Italian wine production towards higher quality and excellence as well as the development of legislation guiding Italian wine production. Piedmont was one of the first regions to adopt legislation to that effect.
The agricultural landscape of Piedmont is characterized by a wide expanse of wine production quantitatively and qualitatively unique in the world. It is home to an exceptional variety of indigenous vines and excellent wines, among them the DOC and DOCG wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti Moscato, Grignolino, Barbera, Freisa, Dolcetto, Malvasia and Arneis.
This is the result of a set of values passed down over time, concerning in particular the prolonged work of man in a natural environment with unique features, characterized by soils of marine origin that, eroded by wind and water, have given rise to a vast area of rolling hills.
Villages, rural towns, farms, castles, abbeys and the hills filled with vineyards and wineries, are important evidence of the social history of the region and the contribution that this land has given to the world’s viticulture.
The economy, landscape and culture create a wonderful ensemble that anticipates the most recent theories of sustainable land use: the inhabitants of this territory have constantly adapted their homes, communities and economic activities to the demands posed by the production process and the environment. Always acting as a steward of the valuable resources that are the soil, climate and water while seeking the best way to live from the land.