Exclusive Wine Tour in Piemonte (Piedmont)
Treat Yourself to Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato d'Asti and Truffle
Sunday – Arrival in Torino & welcome dinner
Arrival in Torino (Turin), aristocratic city that was the first capital of Italy. Accommodation at a charming Italian style four star hotel in the heart of Torino, with beautiful deluxe rooms, very comfortable and warm hospitality. Welcome dinner at a traditional trattoria in the center.
Monday – Torino, guided tour in the charming city, drive to Dogliani, wine tasting
Guided tour of Turin center with an English speaking guide. Lunch free. In the late afternoon departure to the Langhe area, in the hills where the most famous red wines of Piemonte -such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato d'Asti and many more- are produced. Accommodation at an elegant and beautiful Relais, up to the hills in Dogliani, overlooking the countryside with scenic vineyards. Visit the beautiful winery that belongs to the owners of our Relais, followed by the tasting of some of their wines. Dinner at a very typical and welcoming restaurant in a little village nearby.
Tuesday – Wine tasting at Fontanafredda and aperitif at a special place
In the morning leave for an incredibly huge winery that belonged to the Savoias, royal family of Italy, named Fontanafredda. Visit of the winery. Proceed to Serralunga with its antique castle, driving along an amazing panoramic road with view on vineyards. Lunch at a local trattoria overlooking a fantastic landscape. Back to our accommodation for a rest. In the late afternoon drive to Monforte for the aperitif in a very special and unique wine bar inside an incredibly antique building. Dinner at a restaurant nearby.
Wednesday – Truffle hunting with the typical "trifulao", winery visit and tasting and dinner with family
In the morning drive to a little hilltown of the Langhe for the truffle hunting. We will meet the truffle hunter and his dog and walk in the countryside to find some truffles. After the truffle hunting we will have lunch outside or at a restaurant depending on the season. Back to our accommodation. Free time. In the afternoon visit a family owned winery, producers of Dolcetto di Dogliani where we will have a wine tasting and will prepare and have the dinner together with the family.
Thursday – Barbaresco and Moscato d'Asti tastings, torrone (Nougat)
In the morning drive to Barbaresco, the little town that has given the name to the famous wine. Tasting of Barbaresco wine at a local family winery. They own a beautiful property with great view on the valley. Short drive to the Moscato d'Asti area, where we will meet Claudio and his family, then visit his winery and taste the sweet outstanding nectar! Lunch with the family, all their dishes will be made with fresh products from their farmhouse (salumi, pasta, vegetables, meat and of course wine!)
Then we drive to a torrone (nougat) factory, -a typical sweet made with honey and nuts, specialty of Piemonte for a tasting. Back to our accommodation.
In the late afternoon drive nearby for our dinner.
Friday – Barolo wine tasting, and farewell dinner at Grinzane Cavour castle
Drive to La Morra, the terrace of Langhe. From this village we have the most panoramic and wonderful view of Langhe area, heart of Barolo wine production. Proceed to Barolo, the Italian town that gives the name to the most important wine of Piemonte. Visit the famous winery Marchesi di Barolo, for wine tasting of the king of red Italian wines: Barolo and light lunch in the winery. Back to our accommodation. In the late afternoon drive to the spectacular Castello di Grinzane Cavour. Farewell dinner in the castle.
Saturday – Departure day
Departure after breakfast.
29 June-05 July * 08-14 September
This tour is also available on request in other periods of the year
Price per person
Euros 2700 - Single Supplement Euros 270
• 1 night in charming 4 star hotel in Torino center with breakfast
• 5 nights in lovely Relais with breakfast
regional wines, mineral water and coffee included
• 10 meals with selected regional wines, mineral water, digestive and coffee
• guided visit of Torino (Turin) with English speaking guide
• 6 winery visits
• 6 wine tastings
• torrone (nougat) factory visit and tasting
• truffle hunting experience with the "trifulao" and truffle dog
• private transportation during all the excursions and visits
• tour director English speaking throughout
• flight ticket
• personal expenses
• everything not written in the program
• cancellation insurance
• local taxes (city taxes)
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The trip was fantastic. My older, teen-age son and I had a great chance to bond while enjoying the beauty and learning about the great wines of Piedmont. Our experience was enlivened by the joie de vivre of Marcello and the variety of unique (and delicious) visits he packed into our daily itineraries. I can't wait to visit Emilia Romagna.
Melinda R., New York, NY
The trip in Piemonte exceed my expectations.
The countryside was more beautiful than I could have imagined. This was my fifth trip to Italy and still I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the landscape. We’ve seen vineyards before, but nothing like this. The villages were picture-postcard charming, with their colorful stucco buildings and tiled roofs. It was so nice to leave everything in Bluone’s hands. We had no responsibilities except to sit back, eat, drink, and enjoy.
The highlights of the tour were the dinner at Gianni and Graziella’s home was delightful. It felt like a wonderful family dinner. I also loved the visit to the honey place. What lovely people they are. And, of course, the personalities of Raffaella and Marcello are always the highlights. It’s so wonderful to leave everything in the capable hands of two such lovely, intelligent, kind, charming, wonderful people. We love you both!
Eleanor E., Atlanta