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Epicurean Incursion Into The Heart of Piedmont

On March 23rd, Montreal will host a delegation of 27 wine producers from the Piedmont region during the SAQ Inspire event: Destination Piemonte, an exclusive evening reserved for SAQ wine enthusiasts. As part of a cocktail dinner organized at Salon 1861, Italian producers will offer 450 guests an enchanting selection of wines to taste, including several exclusive products.

Participating Producers

  • Aurelio Settimo
  • Azelia
  • Batasiolo
  • Borgogno
  • Cantina dei Marchesi di Barolo
  • Casa E. di Mirafiore
  • Cascina Castlet Di Borio Maria
  • Castello di Neive
  • Chionetti Quinto e Figlio
  • Conterno Fantino
  • Elvio Cogno
  • Fontanafredda
  • Marchesi Alfieri
  • Mauro Molino
  • Monchiero Carbone
  • Montalbera
  • Musso
  • Pelissero
  • Pio Cesare
  • Poderi Colla
  • Prunotto
  • Punset
  • Ratti
  • Tenuta Rocca
  • Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy
  • Vietti
  • Villadoria

Overview of Piedmont

Piedmont, located in northern Italy, is one of the country’s most prestigious wine regions. Renowned for its exceptional quality, Piedmont produces an impressive quantity of wine, nearly 3 million hectoliters per year, accounting for approximately 6% of Italy’s annual wine production.

This region, home to numerous renowned appellations such as Barolo DOCG, the king of wines and the wine of kings, Barbaresco DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC, and Moscato d’Asti DOCG, showcases the diversity and richness of Piedmontese wines. With over 44,000 hectares of vineyards spanning the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, and Cuneo to the foothills of the Alps, Piedmont boasts a rich oenological heritage, comprised of 80% of the 18 DOCG and 41 DOC regional designations.

Piedmont wine producers are renowned for their expertise and commitment to tradition. From family estates to large production houses, the region is home to a multitude of passionate producers who showcase the unique terroir of Piedmont.

The continental climate of Piedmont, characterized by hot summers and cold winters, creates ideal conditions for vine cultivation, while the clay and limestone-rich soils add a distinct complexity to the wines. Thanks to these factors, Piedmont remains one of the most coveted wine destinations in the world.

Les vins du Piémont occupent une place de choix au sein de la SAQ. Reconnus pour leur caractère distinctif et leur qualité exceptionnelle, les vins piémontais sont particulièrement appréciés par les clients de la SAQ en raison de leur richesse aromatique, de leur structure élégante et de leur capacité à vieillir avec grâce.  La SAQ offre présentement plus de 1300 produits du Piémont, soit 1207 vins rouges et 94 vins blancs.

To learn more about the region and its wines, we invite you to visit Wine and Travel Italy :

This activity is made possible thanks to Piemonte Land of Wine, representing the 14 officially recognized Piedmont wine consortia by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada (ICCC). |