One day in Langhe wine making terroir
The Langhe area is midway between Turin and Genoa, a rural treasure trove of villages and agricultural landscapes. This is the kingdom of Barolo, the king of wines and the wine of the kings.
When visiting in autumn you cannot leave this areas without checking out its white truffle fair or why not go on a truffle hunt ?
This tour departs from the town of Alba and ends in Alba.
The above area can be visited departing from Torino on a one-day trip: in case you wish to depart from Torino and return to Torino, please go to my Torino TO Langhe in a hired car page tour for more details.
Please take not that having 1024 characters at disposal to describe the tour, not every single place/site/trade that is included in the tour is stated in the itinerary.
THIS TOUR STARTS AND ENDS IN ALBA.
Drive from Alba to our first stop, a family-run Barolo winery where you will visit its cellars and taste a selection of 3 Nebbiolo-grape-based wines, including a Barolo vintage.
The tour continues with a stop in Alba, the capital city of the Langhe area, where we will walk in the narrow, medieval streets, visit roman ruins and should it be saturday, a visit to the local farmers' market is a must do.
Lunch at leisure. I will be more than happy to point out to you must-not-miss dining places.
During the second part of the day, we will drive to one of the many villages in the Langhe area to indulge in another wine tasting. The place I have selected for you, offers a wide showcase of locally produced wines: red, white, sparkling, and "grappes".
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Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in Alba, at Hotel I Castelli.
End location: The tour ends at our morning meeting place.
Duration: 6 hours
Transportation is a must in these hillside areas. I do not have a private car but I can rely on various, professional drivers. I can write proposals on request.
My services as a knowledgeable local guide. Maps of the Langhe and Piemonte regions.
Transportation for 2 people, departing from Alba, sightseeing tour of the Langhe area, transportation to wine cellars, return to Alba.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - Tastings per person
Admissions when required. Food and beverages. Wine tastings. Lunch
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Carol was wonderful, and so was Marco! One of the best guides ever, and it made for a once in a lifetime experience !! I would recommend using Carol ( and Marco) to everyone.