Did you know that Piedmont is the second-largest region in Italy and the seventh-largest wine-producing region in the country? With a land area of 25,399 square kilometres, about 45,000 hectares are dedicated solely to vineyards. Remarkably, Piemontese wine makes up 5% of Italy's national production and nearly 18% of its total exports. What sets this region apart is that the majority of the wine is produced by small vineyards, where the growers also create the wine themselves. The most renowned wine-making areas in Piedmont are Barolo and Barbaresco, which are recognized for their exceptional wine production.