The territory

“Bisogna dire che Santo Stefano, all’imbocco della vallata del Belbo, è un poco la metropoli delle Langhe. Il paese ha su di sé di rappresentare dinnanzi alla provincia di Alessandria che confina, tutti i vanti e le virtù dei contadini retrostanti”
Cesare Pavese

The famous Langhe hills lie enclosed in the great circle of the Western Alps and the Apennines and bounded by the rivers Tanaro and Bormida. Since the earliest times , the glory of this land is the vine, which triumphs all over the fertile and illuminated hills. Over the years , strong and fair people drew on the slopes geometric rows of the vineyards , mitigating the harshness of the landscape ; even us, for more than four generations, have been producers and wine makers in the area of the classic Moscato d' Asti, Barbera d'Asti and Dolcetto d' Alba.

Santo Stefano Belbo, the most eastern part of the province of Cuneo , is located in a strategic position, ideal for working with the Langhe , Monferrato and Roero. The village was probably born after 1000 AD from a small settlement, used as a strategic control at the beginning of the road that ran along the valley of the Belbo river and that crossed the ridge Bormida - Belbo , after Rocchetta Belbo , crossing the road from Alba. It is a land steeped in history and traditions, as well as its most famous citizen , the writer and poet Cesare Pavese (born here September 9th, 1908) tells us in his books. Everything here reminds us of the great poet and his novels : the streets of downtown, the birthplace , the names of places ( the Salto, la Mora , the Nido , the Robini ) , the house of Nuto .

Most of the economic activities of S. Stefano Belbo revolves around wine production (especially of Moscato d'Asti and Asti Spumante DOCG).

The main resource of the country and its surroundings is the cultivation of vines, particularly the incomparable muscat. The grapes grow on a group of hills on a soil where the geology and exposure favour the ripening of the grapes and the acquisition of the typical organoleptic properties. The fine wine Moscato d' Asti is considered a source of pride in enology Piedmont. Its aroma and unique flavor make it ideal for refreshments and desserts.