Discovering the Wines of Oltrepo’ Pavese – #ItalianFWT

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Next month the #ItalianFWT crew is traveling to Lombardy and visiting the Oltrepo’ Pavese region. Oltrepo’ is an amazing region with sparkling, still, sweet wines in white, rosé, and red versions. It also has loads of history, tradition, and great cuisine. Moreover, thanks to the Consorzio Oltrepo’ Pavese, a good number of us received wine samples. As the East Coast Brand Ambassador for the region, it’s great to introduce friends and colleagues to this area and their great wines which have been a little under the radar but are getting more interest.


Below is a map of the provinces of Lombardy. As you can see, Oltrepo’ is near Pavia and the area is in the form of a grape bunch.

I invite you to join me on February 5th, 2022 at 11am EST, as the group of Italian food, wine and travel writers (#ItalianFWT) embarks on our exploration of Oltrepo’.  I’m going to host the conversation that morning and would love for you to join us.

If you received wines from the Consorzio, great. If you didn’t and you want to write about wines you have tried from there, also great. If you just want to be in on the chat wonderful. Please send me your titles by Thursday, January 27th at 5:00p.m. EST. I will post the preview post on Friday, January 28th. Hashtags and handles for the event are #OltrepoPavese, FB 👉@Consorzioltrepo twitter: @COltrepo,

You can find me on Facebook in our group, email me at or, find me on Twitter @vignetocomm or Instagram @vignetocomms, whatever is easiest for you.

To help you get in the mood for these wines and to get to know the region, I am going to host a webinar on Oltrepo’, you are all invited. The webinar will be Wednesday, January 26th at 2:30pm PT/5:30pm ET. It will be a general webinar on the region, not specifically on any particular winery.

Lastly, Slow Wine Events are happening throughout the US in the coming weeks. If you are feeling intrepid, the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepo’ Pavese will be there with wines to discover. Here are the dates and at this time the events are still going forward:

San Francisco, CA – January 24th

Seattle, WA – January 25th

Austin, TX – January 27th

Miami, FL – January 31st

New York, NY – February 2nd

I will be at the NY event with the Director of the Consorzio. I have invites to all if you need one and I can send you the information. Contact me either on FB, other social channels, or via email

I look forward to exploring this amazing region with all of you.

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