Piemonte is in northwest Italy. The region, which is 24500 square kilometers, belonged to the kingdom of Sardinia until 1869.
Then, just as now, the capital city of the region is Turin which has just under a million residents. During all of this time one group of people has always been most important to Piemonte: the farmers.
Besides wine they also grow wheat, rice, and corn. Piemonte is one of Italy’s most important wine regions and received its name from its dramatic landscape.
Piemonte, which comes from the Latin ad pedem montium meaning “at the foot of the mountain”. The name can be traced back to the 1100s and is also the name for the wines coming from this picturesque region.
Already in the 1700s Piemonte rose to the top as a center for wine production a reputation that the wines have kept through present day. Many wines from Piemonte boast high acidity and strong tannins making them ideal to age.