Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo conterno wines on sustainability in Piedmont

By Tobias Webb

On a recent tour of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alba, amongst other fabulous places in Piedmont, I interviewed Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo Conterno wines, at his sprawling and elegant HQ in the midst of classical Northern Italian countryside.

Giacomo Conterno

Put it this way, I’ve had worse days. Listen to the interview below. Here’s a link to their website for more information on their work.

There are also some photos below of the wines we tasted and the lovely Conterno winemaking facilities. Seeing all the old wine making equipment always makes me realise just how far we’ve come in the last fifty years in wine making.

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Poderi Aldo Conterno wines
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Poderi Aldo Conterno winemaking facilities
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Tobias Webb

Toby Webb is co-founder of Sustainable Wine. He is also founder of Innovation Forum, a leading platform for change in sustainable supply chains. He has spent 20+ years working in business and sustainability and has spent ten years teaching the subject at various London universities. He advises a number of companies large and small on sustainability. Businesses he has worked with include Patagonia, Interface, Bayer, SOK Group, Boots/Walgreens, Metro, Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Sainsbury’s, and many others. He co-authored the UK’s national CSR strategy for David Cameron from 2006-10. He has been organising events, advising, teaching writing, blogging and podcasting on sustainable business since 2001. His (non-wine) blog is at