Piedmont, Italy is unquestionably one of the world's finest wine growing regions. Few places offer the same combination of world class wine and food, beautiful landscapes and friendly people. The epicenter of wine making is the Langhe, marked by its undulating hills blanketed with vines and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Wine is made in both quality and quantity, meaning there's something for everyone.

Photos of Piedmont taken during three separate trips in 2012, 2013 and 2018, ranging from early May to mid-July. Primary focus on the Langhe hills and the villages throughout the production areas of Barolo and Barbaresco.

Vineyard-specific studies in the Barolo production zone include: Rocche di Castiglione, Monprivato, Brunate, Cerequio, La Serra, Arborina, Rocche dell'Annunziata, Cannubi, Bricco delle Viole, Le Coste, Ravera, Lazzarito, Cerretta, Vignarionda, Le Rocche del Falletto, Bussia, Ginestra

Vineyard-specific studies in the Barbaresco production zone include: Rabaja, Asili, Martinenga, Secondine, Ovello, Montefico

In the cellars of: Bartolo Mascarello, Elio Altare, Vietti, Paolo Scavino, Gaja, Oddero, G.D. Vajra, Pira / Chiara Boschis, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Sottimano, Azelia, Produttori del Barbaresco.

Other landmarks include Capella delle Brunate, Monviso, il Cedro in La Morra, and numerous castles, clock towers and churches.

Click photo to enlarge, then hover over image for caption. All images copyright Jeff Bramwell.