Piedmont Food & Wine Holiday

15th-20th November 2018

welcomed by Silvia Aprato

Piedmont (or Piemonte in Italian) is definitely the new “Eldorado” of wine lovers and experts. Surrounded by the beautiful crown of the Alps, not far from the Mediterranean, Piedmont attracts wine enthusiasts from all over the world and shows them its several jewels: a fascinating scenery of rolling vineyard-covered hills, neat hazelnut groves, medieval castles, towers and quaint villages which will bring you back to the old times. 

Food is definitely one of the main attractions for visitors: sit at a table of a local osteria or trattoria and you will be immediately impressed by how many antipasti (starters) Italians can eat; not least, the fantastic mouth-watering hand-made tajarin (fresh egg pasta) or ravioli del plin stuffed with meat; and further long-cooked meat, cheeses, hazelnuts and the most mysterious and seducing product of the ground – white truffles.

The real allure of Piedmont, however, is the great selection of wines produced here with the king of grape varieties nebbiolo, i.e. Barolo and Barbaresco.

You will visit some of the most highly-respected and world-known wineries and taste a selection of their award-winning wines while chatting with the wine makers themselves, or members of their family.

But Piedmont is not only Barolo and Barbaresco. The tour will also be an occasion to enjoy a glass of refreshing and fruity Dolcetto or Arneis, plummy Barbera or the frothy Moscato d’Asti.

Take part in our bespoke food & wine tour in November which is definitely the best month to enjoy this region: the big crowds of visitors have almost all gone, wine makers start to relax after the harvest rush, and we all have more time to enjoy our fantastic food and sip our amazing wines. Vineyard landscapes change their colours every day, white truffles reach the top of their quality and flavours, and our chefs start preparing the most delicious and savoury dishes, ideal to be paired with our wines.

We would like to share all these amazing experiences with a small private group of trusted travellers, new visitors and all the gourmet lovers who may be interested in visiting Piedmont again or for the first time.

PRIVATE TOUR FOR MIN. 4 AND MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS

Thursday 15th November: Arrival & Welcome Tasting

 

Friday 16th November: Barolo & Cheese Experience

Today we will focus on a wine of prodigious quality that is worshipped by wine lovers around the globe – Barolo. Barolo is made entirely from the same grape, nebbiolo, and can be produced in 11 villages only, the 5 most famous being La Morra, Barolo, Monforte, Serralunga and Castiglione Falletto. You will be surprised by the substantial differences given to the wine by the different hills, vineyard exposure and soil components.

Saturday 17th November: Alba Truffle Festival & Barbaresco

Every year, the medieval town of Alba welcomes the International White Truffle Fair with thousands of visitors coming to taste and buy this unique product of the land.

Sunday 18th November: White Truffle Hunt, Barbera d’Asti & Celebration Wine Tasting

We will finish our Piedmont’s gourmet tour by experiencing a real truffle hunt and discovering the third jewel of the local wine-making scenario, Barbera d’Asti.

 

Monday 19th November: Turin, the Royal City

Today you will discover the elegant city of Turin, first capital of the Kingdom of Italy back in 1861.

Price: Tour is for min. 4 and max. 10 participants in double occupancy (sole occupancy rates upon request). Tour is guaranteed if at least 4 people sign in.

 € 2.990,00 per person (incl. all taxes as per the Italian law)

Contact us for more details or to make a reservation at info@tastingtours.it