The Oltrepò

The name means “Land beyond the Po” During the years, the richness and fertility of this magnificent area have found full expression through the high level of agriculture and viticulture.

The main activity on the hillside of Oltrepo Pavese is the vine cultivation. There, high quality grapes give an excellent final product.

Today, Oltrepo is the most fascinating agricultural reality in our country. Thanks to the great work carried out to improve the majority of our wine quality, the importance and the image of this area are increasingly growing.

Canneto Pavese is in the middle of Oltrepo, where the vine cultivation for wine production is a thousand-year-old tradition. The vineyards lay on the hilly band between Versa Valley and Scuropasso Valley, at an altitude of 129 – 280 metres.


The very steep hills completely covered in vineyards are different from the rest of the Oltrepo Pavese Area and characterize its production. Indeed, two of the most known Appellations (Denominazioni d’Origine Controllata) such as Sangue di Giuda and Buttafuoco are permitted in a few zones of Oltrepo Pavese only, Canneto Pavese included. In the almost 500 hectares of vineyards the most commonly varieties are red, even if  the higher parts of this area also have white varieties.