• Food & Wine

Good Wine

Oltrepò Pavese, a Land of Wine and Riches

From a wine point of view the quality and special features of Oltrepò Pavese wine stand out in Italy. The Oltrepò hills are the third largest quality winemaking area in Italy in terms of both hectares of vines registered with the Albo Vigneti (Vineyard Register) after Chianti and Astigiano and hectolitres produced (source: Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò) and Lombardy's largest wine area with 63% cultivated to vine making 55% of the entire region's wine.
Thus with a total of 13,000 hectares of vines enveloping the Oltrepò hills visitors can admire uninterrupted vines, villages and towns in a landscape suffused with the centuries' long winemaking art of these lands with breathtaking views and medieval castles and hermitages, centuries' old churches and traces of local rural and religious history.
The Oltrepò magic takes your breath away with unexpected and pleasant surprises around every bend in the road satisfying the demands of modern wine tourists looking not simply for great wines and local products but also the landscape - both environmental and cultural - in the widest sense which together constitutes the soul and deep roots of the land.

 


Attachments

Scarica Buono a sapersi capitolo Vino edito dalla CCIAA di Pavia

Other links

Facebook

What is Oltrepò Pavese? It is the extreme point of the region of Lombardy, in the Province of Pavia, lying south of the river Po. It is roughly triangular in shape, like a kind of compact grape bunch attached to a cane, represented by the great river. The base part of this “bunch” is flat land and therefore discarded as being unsuitable for vine growing, as is the top part because it is excessively mountainous. All of the remaining central part is the undisputed hilly kingdom, with sometimes gentle but often steep slopes, that is Oltrepò’s winemaking area: a land where man has grown vines and made wine since the dawn of time. The 13,500 hectares of vineyards make Oltrepò Pavese one of the most Italy’s largest appellation. In this infinite sea of vineyards there are several different varieties but the unquestioned prince is Pinot Noir: with a surface area of about 3,000 hectares it is the largest area in Italy dedicated to this variety.

 

(source: Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò)

See also

The Wine Valleys

A guide to the most picturesque valleys and villages in italy and their fine wines
  • Lifestyle
The Wine Valleys

Enoteca Regionale della Lombardia

  • Food & Wine
Enoteca Regionale della Lombardia

Oltrepò Pavese

Good food, excellent wine, medieval villages. The Oltrepò Pavese surprises and conquers with its charm.
  • Food & Wine
Oltrepò Pavese, a borderland triangle

Museo del Cavatappi

Nella valle del Pinot Nero a Montecalvo Versiggia dovei cavatappi valgono come diamanti
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Cavatappi

Oltrepò Pavese, le Vie del Gusto

The tranquil Oltrepò is the home of 36 DOC-certified wines, which accompany a traditional cuisine with its roots in Italy’s remote history
  • Food & Wine
Salame di Varzi

Borgo Priolo

  • Art & Culture
Borgo Priolo

Broni

  • Villages
Broni

Calvignano

  • Villages
Calvignano

Canevino

  • Villages
Canevino: Foto di  Andrea Iuculano

Canneto Pavese

  • Villages
Canneto Pavese

Casteggio

  • Villages
Casteggio

Cigognola

  • Villages
Cigognola

Codevilla

  • Villages
Codevilla

Village of Fortunago

In the green Oltrepò Pavese, Fortunago is the perfect example of recovering the atmosphere of the past, of the beauty of simple things.
  • Villages
Fortunago

Golferenzo

  • Villages
Golferenzo

Montalto Pavese

  • Villages
Montalto Pavese

Montebello della Battaglia

  • Villages
Montebello della Battaglia

Montecalvo Versiggia

  • Villages
Montecalvo Versiggia

Montescano

  • Villages
Montescano

Museo della Fisarmonica Dallapè

Stradella, in provincia di Pavia, è il paese d’origine della fisarmonica.
  • Art & Culture
Museo della Fisarmonica Dallapè

Pietra de' Giorgi

  • Villages
Pietra de' Giorgi

Rocca de' Giorgi

  • Villages
Rocca de' Giorgi

Rovescala

  • Villages
Rovescala

Ruino

  • Villages
Ruino

San Damiano al Colle

  • Villages
San Damiano al Colle

Village of santa maria della versa

  • Villages
Village of Santa Maria della Versa

Village of stradella

A concentrate of history, art and traditions awaits you in this ancient village at the foot of the Oltrepò hills
  • Villages
Village of Stradella

Torrazza Coste

  • Villages
Torrazza Coste

Torricella Verzate

Il Santuario della Passione attorniato dalle Cappelle della Via Crucis è costruito su di uno sperone roccioso di origine vulcanica
  • Religious Tourism
Torricella Verzate

Volpara

  • Villages
Volpara

Towards the Upper Oltrepò

An itinerary travelling through ancient villages, mountain landscapes and gourmandise
  • Lifestyle
Towards the Upper Oltrepò

On the same topic

Salame d’Oca Ecumenico

Il Salame d’oca di Mortara Igp è prodotto d’eccellenza della tradizione gastronomica della Lomellina
  • Food & Wine
Salame d’Oca Ecumenico

Oltrepò Pavese, le Vie del Gusto

The tranquil Oltrepò is the home of 36 DOC-certified wines, which accompany a traditional cuisine with its roots in Italy’s remote history
  • Food & Wine
Salame di Varzi

Hunting for truffles, the diamonds of the Lombardy table

From the most prized - the white truffle, to the black summer truffle or Scorzone, the marzuolo, the black Trifola and the black uncinato: also in Lombardy you can find delicious truffles, which are appreciated in restaurants all over the world
  • Food & Wine
Hunting for truffles, the diamonds of the Lombardy table

Miccone

Il miccone è un pane tipico dell'Oltrepò Pavese con crosta croccante e mollica compatta ma morbida.
  • Food & Wine
Miccone

Oltrepò Pavese

Good food, excellent wine, medieval villages. The Oltrepò Pavese surprises and conquers with its charm.
  • Food & Wine
Oltrepò Pavese, a borderland triangle

Voghera Golden Onions

La Cipolla dorata era già coltivata nell’800 nelle campagne del Vogherese
  • Food & Wine
Voghera Golden Onions

Flavours of the Oltrepò Pavese: Autumnal weekends away within a stone’s throw of Milan

Discover Pavese – Enjoy an autumn weekend of tradition, culture and flavour among the most charming villages of the Oltrepò Pavese. Take a look at this list of ideas and get inspired.
  • Food & Wine
 Flavours of the Oltrepò Pavese:  Autumnal weekends away within a stone’s throw of Milan

Good Wine

Oltrepò Pavese, a Land of Wine and Riches
  • Food & Wine
Good Wine

Zucca Bertagnina di Dorno

, A Dorno, la coltura della zucca vanta una tradizione antica. In particolare storicamente veniva coltivata una zucca denominata “Bertagnina”.
  • Food & Wine
Zucca Bertagnina di Dorno

Cipolla Rossa di Breme

Della Cipolla Rossa di Breme si hanno notizie che risalgono al X secolo, all’epoca della fondazione della celebre abbazia che nei secoli successivi divenne una tra le più importanti d'Europa.
  • Food & Wine
Cipolla Rossa di Breme

Agritourism in Pavia: where you feel ‘naturally’ at home

Dove è naturale sentirsi a casa
  • Food & Wine
Agritourism in Pavia: where you feel ‘naturally’ at home

Parona offelle biscuits

  • Food & Wine
Parona offelle biscuits

Zuppa Pavese Recipe

The pavese soup, taste of old dishes, those that were born from the few ingredients available
  • Food & Wine
Zuppa Pavese recipe, a soup fit for a king

Zucca Berrettina di Lungavilla

A Lungavilla viene coltivata una zucca chiamata ‘Capé da prèvi’, cappello da prete, per la forma che richiama il copricapo dei sacerdoti
  • Food & Wine
Zucca Berrettina di Lungavilla

Wine Cellars in Casteggio

An ancient village in the Oltrepò Pavese, rich in high quality vineyards
  • Food & Wine
Wine cellars in Casteggio, a hidden treasure

Molana del Brallo

La Molana del Brallo è un formaggio a pasta cruda, molle, da fresco a breve stagionatura
  • Food & Wine
Molana del Brallo

Pizzocorno

Il formaggio Pizzocorno, dalla forma quadrata e dall’aroma intenso e deciso, prende il nome dal piccolo borgo – frazione di Ponte Nizza – nel cuore della Valle Staffora
  • Food & Wine
Pizzocorno

Peperone di Voghera

Il peperone di Voghera è una varietà autoctona e pregiata e merita una particolare attenzione per le sue particolari caratteristiche organolettiche
  • Food & Wine
Peperone di Voghera

Wine and Flavor Trail Oltrepò Pavese

Oltrepo Pavese has always been recognized for its wines and most of those who have had the pleasure of going to this part of the province of Pavia, will remember above all its hills and stretches of vine rows
  • Food & Wine
Wine and Flavor Trail in Oltrepò Pavese, history taste and traditions

Weddings in Oltrepò Pavese, a land of picturesque villages and unique culinary products

Discover Oltrepò Pavese: an ideal destination to celebrate your wedding, filled with charming villages and traditional food and wine
  • Food & Wine
Weddings in Oltrepò Pavese, a land of picturesque villages and unique culinary products