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 in early May, 2012 and mid-June, 2013. Primary focus on the Langhe hills and the villages throughout the production areas of Barolo and Barbaresco. Vineyard-specific studies of Rocche and Monprivato (Castiglione Falletto), Brunate, Cerequio, La Serra and Arborina (La Morra), Cannubi (Barolo), Lazzarito and Le Rocche del Falletto (Serralunga d'Alba). In the cellars of Bartolo Mascarello, Giacomo Conterno, Elio Altare, Vietti and Paolo Scavino in the Barolo zone, Gaja and Marchesi di Gresy in 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.