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From Alba and Guarene: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

1. From Alba and Guarene: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

Travel along the panoramic Barolo wine route on a full-day tour. Enjoy the beautiful views of vineyards, medieval towers, and quaint villages throughout the Piedmont region. First, visit an off-the-beaten track winery where Barolo wine is aged. Enjoy a generous wine tasting comparing different types of Barolo aged in large barrels. Then, have some free time in one of the villages in the area. Browse through the many wine shops and enjoy the quiet and cozy atmosphere. Make your way to the second winery of the day. Enjoy a selection of wines produced on-site, before driving east of Alba to the Langhe Hills. This region has a unique microclimate and is perfect for growing the Nebbiolo grapes used in Barbaresco wine. Visit a family-run cellar and partake in a tasting session of new wines. Benefit from the expertise and knowledge of the resident winemaker. Enjoy free time to explore one of the villages in the Langhe hills and grab something to eat in one of the local trattorias.

From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

2. From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

Following a pickup from your accommodation in Turin, your personal driver will take to Alba in the Piedmont region, the gastronomical capital of Italy famous for its exquisite black and white truffles approximately an hour's drive away. Together with your truffle-hunting expert and well-trained dogs, you will search fertile ground to find your own truffles.   The real hero of the excursion is the dog who will keep moving through the trees and sniffing at the base of the trunks to find the truffles. Your guide will show you how to use special equipment to delicately pull out the truffles. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. After the hunting experience in the woods, you will be guided to the picturesque restaurant surrounded by an unforgettable landscape of vineyards. You will enjoy the excellent combination of truffle delicacies paired with famous Barolo wine. Following the lunch, your driver will take to Barbaresco village for a short walk around local heritage sites. Barbaresco village is surrounded by vineyards and characterized by its 30m 11th-century tower visible from miles around. At the end of this incredible experience, your driver will take you back to Turin in comfort while you enjoy the picturesque landscape of Alba.

Barbaresco: E-Bike Tour of Piedmont Wineries with Tastings

3. Barbaresco: E-Bike Tour of Piedmont Wineries with Tastings

Explore the Piedmont area by e-bike on a round-trip cycling tour between Barbaresco and Treiso with a guide. Take in the beautiful landscape and stop off along the way at family-run wineries and farms to sample the area's famous wines. Start the tour from the Azienda Agricola Saverio Vacca winery in Barbaresco, where you'll learn about the family history of the business and taste some of its wines. Cycle through the vineyards to your next stop, Cascina Albano. Here, sample the winery's selection and admire its hillside views. Continue to the nearby Cascina Rabaglio, a small family-run farm. Meet the team and sip on their delicious small-batch wines. Next, head to Treiso to stop at the Ada Nada Winery. Tour its cellar and farmhouse grounds before riding to Azienda Agricola Grasso Fratelli, a historic local winery. Finally, cycle back towards Barbaresco to finish at the Saverio Vacca Farm.

From Neive: Guided E-Bike Tour to Barbaresco and Treiso

4. From Neive: Guided E-Bike Tour to Barbaresco and Treiso

Explore the many wineries of the Piedmont region on a guided tour by electric bike. Learn about the wine of the region with several tasting sessions at a variety of top local producers. Start your journey in Neive with a visit to Cascina Sarìa, a small family-run winery. From here, cycle to the La Pineta Farm where you will taste some of their delicious cold cuts. Travel on towards Barbaresco and the Saverio Vacca Farm. While here, the owner will join you on a guided wine-tasting session as you learn about the history of the family and the estate. Ride along a picturesque road surrounded by lush vineyards and reach Cascina Albano. Taste wines such as Barbera d’Alba DOC, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Langhe Arneis DOCG, Metodo Classico “Perschers”, and the sparkling wine “Sciarmat”. Next, arrive at Cascina Rabaglio, a small farm located just a few hundred meters away. While here, try some Barbaresco DOCG, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Arneis and Langhe Riesling. Hop on your bike once again and ride to the municipality of Treiso, where the Ada Nada Winery is. Admire the views from this small but enchanting family-run venture overlooking the rolling hills of the countryside as you sip on some of their wines. Admire the panoramic views as you cycle Grasso Fratelli Farm, where you will taste a glass of Barbaresco wine. Finally, make your way to Sassi San Cristoforo Farm, located in Neive, on a picturesque hill that overlooks the enchanting village, situated in the heart of the Barbaresco wine production area, before heading back to the starting point.

Neive: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tasting with Snacks

5. Neive: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tasting with Snacks

Join our 1-hour wine tasting experience in the picturesque town of Neive, located in the heart of the Langhe region. This renowned wine-making area is globally known for its production of high-quality wines, and this experience is the opportunity to sample some of the best that the area has to offer. You will try out a selection of 6 different glasses of either Barolo or Barbaresco, two best wines in the world, known for their complexity, depth, and aging potential. The tasting will take place in a cozy enoteca, where a wine expert will guide you through each glass explaining the differences between tecniques, terroir and soils used for each wine which result in deeply different tastes. You will also be provided with local cheeses, meats, and other delicacies that you can enjoy along with the wines.

Neive: Cycling Tour from Neive to Barbaresco

6. Neive: Cycling Tour from Neive to Barbaresco

Discover Italy's beautiful Piedmont region by e-bike. Take in the scenery of the Italian countryside and enjoy wine and local food tastings while learning about the production processes from the families that own the vineyards. Start your tour in Neive at Cascina Sarìa, a small, family-run winery. This winery produces red and white wines from native vines, among which Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, and Barbaresco DOCG stand out, as well as Langhe Arneis DOC and Brut Charmat “Sarì.” Leave Cascina Sarìa and cycle to the La Pineta Farm, where the Boella family has been creating delights for the palate for 43 years. Visit the La Pineta shop, where you can taste raw and cooked cold cuts in the Piedmontese tradition. Head to Barbaresco and the Saverio Vacca Farm. Taste wines produced by owner, Saverio, and hear about how his grandfather, Francesco, started a winery in 1958 and established it with the Collina dell’Ovello and the Cooperativa Produttori del Barbaresco wines.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

One of the best parts of our trip, our guide Marco was very knowledgeable and was able to get us up to speed before we even made it to the wineries. All the tastings were set up for us at a perfect variety of wineries to get a feel for the area. Would 100% take this tour again when back.