About Us

Simon and Julia Barnaby run Piedmont Food and Wine and are assisted by a dedicated team of colleagues. Our business is all about helping people to discover and experience the unique produce that this great Italain region has to offer through wine and food tours, Truffle Hunting, Cookery classes and Wine tasting events.

We have lived and worked in Italy for over 15 years and during this time we have got to know many of the growers and producers who make the fantastic wines and foods in the Piedmont region and beyond. 10 years ago we made the decision to set up our company Piedmont Food and Wine so we could share this amazing part of Italy with as many people as possible.

We are passionate about Italian wine and food and in particular the amazing produce in the Piedmont region. Simon is an agronomist who has worked 'with the land' for most of his life! He is an Italian (Piemontese) wine fanatic and produces our own Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato wine here in Piedmont. He has extenisively studied viticulture and wine making techniques and is qualified to WSET Advanced level and working towards his WSET Diploma.

Julia comes from a long line of 'foodies' whose family have been in the restaurant business for many years. Her career took a different direction into International sales and marketing working throughout Europe and around the World, which gave her a unique insight into the many different cultures and cuisines throughout the various countries and regions. Julia is also qualified to WSET Advanced level

Boris our truffle hound is in charge of security and truffle hunting! See picture above.

Our aim is to share our experience and enthusiasm for Piedmont with our family, friends and customers - Salute!