Oltrepò Pavese is a area in the Pavia Province focused on the Winery Industry. It has an ancient tradition of wine-making, with the first written documents dating back to Pliny the Elder and Strabo who, in 40 BC, passed by with a Roman Legion and wrote ‘fine wine, friendly people, and large wooden barrels’. The 13,500 hectares of vineyards in Oltrepò Pavese are equivalent in area to 18,900 sports fields the size of Rome’s Olympic Stadium. Putting the 54 million grape vines of Oltrepò in one long row (each separated by 1 metre, as customary in our vineyards) would circle the world 1.3 times.
Learn more: Consorzio Vini Oltrepò.
Credits: Alessandro Anglisani, www.alessandroanglisani.it