Oltrepò che siamo, from vine to wine
Once upon a time there was the Oltrepò Pavese. The area south of the River Po has been crossed by distant populations since the first millennium B.C. and heavily influenced by the bordering regions of Piedmont, Liguria, and Emilia-Romagna. The oldest evidence of grapevine dates back to prehistoric times, as proven by a shoot found in the Casteggio area. “Good wine, hospitable people and large wooden barrels”: the words of Greek geographer and historian Strabo, traveling with the Roman troops around 40 B.C., seem to attribute the invention of the barrel to the vine growers of Oltrepò. Thus, began the story of wine in the Oltrepò Pavese a long time ago.
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Website by C.C.d.B.S. P.I. 02054090184 on December 2021