On this exclusive wine-and-gourmet tour, we lead you through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato, in Piedmont. As one of the most famous wine regions in the world, this tour is a “must do” for wine enthusiasts and collectors.
Unique scenery dotted with castles and manors, immersed in rich history, surrounded by vineyards creating one of the most picturesque and stunning areas of Italy. This authentic territory values flavorful cuisine, traditions of the land, and world-renowned wines. It is herethe Slow Food movement began in 1989.
Our tour takes place in November when the lush vineyard landscapes have changed into the rich Autumn colors. It is also the most exciting and delightful time to discover Piemonte. Enjoy participating in the most important fall event- the annual International White Truffle Festival in Alba, when people from all corners of the world convene in fairs, street markets, and the aroma of fresh truffles fills the air. Learn about the world of truffles in a Truffle Sensorial Analysis class and on a real truffle hunt with a local “trifulao” (a truffle hunter and his dog). Relish in gourmet dinners and lunches featuring the treasured truffle!
Enjoy VIP private guided cellar tours and sit-down-tastings at premium estates as well as lesser-known boutique estates in the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato appellations. From La Morra to Gavi and Tortona we taste the iconic wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Dogliani, Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Arneis, Barbera D’Asti and well as local wines like Grigliolino and Ruche’. We visit the UNESCO cellars known as “underground cathedrals”, and discover the world of “metodo classico” sparkling wines in Canelli-Asti.
Delight in amazing food and wine experiences from local trattorias making homemade egg pasta topped with delicious freshly shaved truffles to gourmet dishes prepared by Michelin star chefs. Visit and stroll some of Italy’s most beautiful and charming towns, Nieve, Grinzane, and Barbaresco, and have time at leisure for shopping in Alba.
Also learn the art of making agnolotti al plin and hazelnut cake in a hands-on-cooking lesson on the grounds of a spectacular winery castle!
Visit Torino, the first capital of Italy’s Savoy Kingdom where we stop for a ”bicherin” and chocolate concoctions. After touring the city highlights, we delight in a workshop where you will learn to taste and make your very own Vermouth.
Stay in beautiful charming accommodations for five nights in Langhe and four nights in Monferrato
Join me and together we will explore one of the most captivating regions of Italy!
OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 5, 2022
OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 6, 2023
$5,990.00 double occupancy
Single supplement: $750