Highlights

The tours start and end in Turin and explore the wine countries of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato and their surroundings.

The activities cover a combination of culinary pleasures, exploring stunning countryside, sightseeing, tasting the wines, history & culture, local traditions and interaction with the locals.

There will be a varied selection of superb wines, farm visits, real truffle hunting, produce tasting - cheese, torrone, nutella, chocolate; wonderful restaurants that we feel best represent the local cuisine - from home-style (Cucina Casalinga) to more elaborate style; medieval villages; relaxing walking through vineyards, on the gentle hills in the Dolcetto, Barolo, Barbaresco and Moscato areas; a day trip to Monviso, the highest peak of the Cottian Alps; urban strolling in Acqui Terme-famous for its termal spas dating back from Roman times and Mondovi - the former capital of southern Piedmont or passegiata in Alba. 

There will be markets, ceramics, wineries and vineyards, enoteca and artisan beer, gorgeous food, farm visit, truffle hunting.

Meeting place

There will either be a set meeting time in Turin Caselle airport or your prior accommodation, as per initial arrangements. We can provide you with information on how to get to Turin upon request.

Accommodation

We will be staying in two family run bed and breakfast - on the outskirts of Dogliani, country of Dolcetto,

Day Tours in Piedmont, Barbaresco vineyards

and in a beautifully restored manor stunningly located atop a ridge overlooking Barbaresco vineyards.

Extras

  • Wine shipment to Australia at very competitive rates for wine purchased during the trip
  • Spa treatment at a thermal wellness centre, spend time by an open pool - the largest in Europe, or visit a magnificent, historic villa, winner of european garden award. Booking essential
  • Dinner at Grinzane Cavour a la carte or at a Michelin star rated restaurant
  • Massage therapy while on tour
  • Single accommodation (double room for single use).

Piccolo Tour - Day Highlights

Day 1 - arrival day, we introduce you to Piedmont’s UNESCO heritage Royal residences – Regia di Venaria, Rivoli Castle, Sacra di San Michele – the most scenic monuments of Piedmont and symbol of the region, Royal Hunting Lodge (Palazzina di Caccia ) Stupinigi. Drive to Langhe to Dogliani.

Day 2 - Dolcetto di Dogliani and Alta Langa. Morning walk amidst bucolic vineyard landscapes, encounter the extravagant architectural structures by a local 19th century architect, nicknamed the Gaudi of the Langhe. In the afternoon ceramic-making maestro will show us his craft, followed by a visit to an artisan wine maker and a taste of his superb wines.

Day 3 - Barolo day - explore the landmark towns of Novello, La Morra, Barolo and Monforte. Scenic drives. Vineyard walking, descending from La Morra to Barolo. Lunch. In the afternoon we visit the outskirts of historic Fontanafredda. Winery visit and Barolo tasting at one of the best producers in Serralunga. Torrone tasting at Grinzane and short visit to Gallo Sebaste most important nougat factory in Italy.

Day 4 - Visits to Barbaresco country and the towns of Neive, Treiso and Barbaresco. Gentle vineyard walks around Barbaresco famous vineyards of Secondine, Moccagata, Martinenga. Winery visit – tasting of some extraordinary wines. Afternoon short drive to Mango, a small village perched behind the hills of Barbaresco. Visit to the Mango Castle, seat of the Regional Wine shop of Moscato for a tasting of this sweet and aromatic wine. Brief visit to Alba. Return to Turin.

Via Di Mezzo Tour - Day Highlights

Day 1 - arrival day, we introduce you to Piedmont’s UNESCO heritage Royal residences – Regia di Venaria, Rivoli Castle, Sacra di San Michele – the most scenic monuments of Piedmont and symbol of the region, Royal Hunting Lodge (Palazzina di Caccia ) Stupinigi. Drive to Langhe to Dogliani.

Day 2 – Country of Dolcetto di Dogliani – Morning walk exploring bucolic vineyard landscapes and encountering extravagant architectural structures by a local 19th century architect, nicknamed the Gaudi of the Langhe. Meet an artisan wine maker in the afternoon and a taste his superb wines.

Day 3 – Barolo day - Today is a wine lover’s dream as we discover the vineyards of Barolo on a trail between La Morra, Barolo, Novello. Vineyard walking, descending from La Morra to Barolo. Lunch. In the afternoon we visit the outskirts of historic Fontanafredda. Winery visit and Barolo tasting at one of the best producers in Serralunga. Evening in Monforte.

Day 4 - Day trips into the Alps with drives and walks at most spectacular and scenic location - Col dell’ Agnello in Val Varaita, a mountain pass in the Cottian Alps, between France and Italy. We descend on a path to Pontechianale through pristine alpine surroundings.

Day 5 - Morning in the Barbaresco country and its landmark towns of Neive, Treiso and Barbaresco. Gentle vineyard walks around Barbaresco famous vineyards of Secondine, Moccagata, Martinenga. Winery visit and tasting of some extraordinary wines. Afternoon short drive to Mango, a small village perched behind the hills of Barbaresco. Visit to the Mango Castle, seat of the Regional Wine shop of Moscato for a tasting of this sweet and aromatic wine. Evening in Alba.

Day 6 - Departure day - We leave Langhe and return to Turin cruising through Asti country. Brief stop in Asti town followed by a visit to the most extraordinary Museum of Winemaking in the World.

The Gran Tour - Day Highlights

Day 1 - arrival day, we introduce you to Piedmont’s UNESCO heritage Royal residences – Regia di Venaria, Rivoli Castle, Sacra di San Michele – the most scenic monuments of Piedmont and symbol of the region, Royal Hunting Lodge (Palazzina di Caccia ) Stupinigi. Drive to Langhe to Dogliani.

Day 2 – Country of Dolcetto di Dogliani – Morning walk exploring bucolic vineyard landscapes and encountering extravagant architectural structures by a local 19th century architect, nicknamed the Gaudi of the Langhe. Meet an artisan wine maker in the afternoon.

Day 3 – Mercato morning – meet the locals, aperitivo in the main piazza and learn about ceramic making from a superb craftsman. In the afternoon drive to the former capital of Southern Piedmont, Mondovi's - an open air museum.

Day 4 – Barolo day - Today is a wine lover’s dream as we discover the vineyards of Barolo on a trail between La Morra, Barolo, Novello – In the afternoon we visit a small wine producer, winner of many accolades.

Day 5 - An Alpine Experience – walks through pristine alpine surroundings around Monviso in the Cottian Alps.

Day 6 – Cheese, hazelnut and wine - morning drives in Alta Langa, on routes of sheer beauty. Visit a farm, tasting of cheeses typical of the region and learn about their making followed by a winery visit for a taste of Dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi , the southern-most area of Dogliani. In the afternoon we move to Barbaresco.

Day 7 – Day of rest - Evening passegiatta in Alba

Day 8 – Morning Truffle Hunting experience in Roddi and afternoon taste of the hazelnut nougat, torrone, the most famous in Piedmont.

Day 9 – Barbaresco day – on a path between three of the major communes and amidst some of the most famous cru vineyards including Montestefano, Asili, Martinenga, Sori San Lorenzo.
Guided wine tasting at one of most famous cellars in the area and taste a selection of Barbaresco in the afternoon.

Day 10 – Country of Monferrato – learn about and taste Moscato and Brachetto d’Acqui from one of the best small producer. Afternoon in the regional capital, Acqui Terme, a Roman Spa town.

Day 11 – Free morning – Afternoon short drive to Mango, a small village perched behind the hills of Barbaresco. Visit to the Mango Castle, seat of the Regional Wine shop of Moscato for a tasting of this sweet and aromatic wine. Scenic drives on the Moscato Hills, one of the most panoramic in the Langhe region.

Day 12 - Departure day - We leave Langhe and return to Turin. On the way we cruise through Asti country, Brief stop in Asti town followed by a visit to the most extraordinary Museum of Winemaking in the World



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