Grape Picking And Truffle Hunting: A Look At Harvest Season In Northern Italy

Harvest season in Italy is when the three key farming and wine regions in the country come into their peak. It's a joyful time, as the local farmers bring in the crops they've carefully hand-tended throughout the year — and locals and visitors alike dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to wine-soaked gastronomic discovery. For more than 2,000 years, wine production has been the main industry in Piedmont, followed by other types of agriculture. The picking season began in late August with the "aromatic varieties" of Brachetto and Moscato, and winds up in November with Nebbiolo.