Barbaresco & Barolo Wine Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

Piedmont wine tour

Barbaresco & Barolo Wine Tour

  • 8 hours

What is included:

  • 2 Private Guided Winery Tours & Tastings

  • 1 Fine-dining lunch

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • Beverages during lunch

  • What is not mentioned in “what’s included”

Transport


240

Barolo & Barbaresco wines, unparalleled cuisine and UNESCO World Heritage vineyard landscapes.


Barolo Territory

Barolo is iconic. It is the “wine of kings, the king of wines,” and the vineyard landscapes of this area are just as stately. In fact, the vineyards were recognized in 2014 as a UNESCO World Heritage for the centuries of viticulture that has shaped the landscapes and customs of this stunning region. The territory of Barolo is nestled in the foothills of the Alps in southern Piedmont. Explore the most prestigious crus, where the vines grow in neat rows, and the historical wineries that have turned this wine into one of the world’s most prized labels.

Barbaresco Territory

The Barbaresco territory is separated from the Barolo area by the town of Alba. It is a tiny district that includes only the four villages of Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso and San Rocco. It expands for approximately 700 hectares to the south of the Tanaro river, which means it enjoys a slightly more maritime microclimate than the neighbouring Barolo area. Barbaresco is the “Queen,” alongside the “King” Barolo, of Piedmont’s red wine production. Both are made exclusively from Nebbiolo grapes, but Barbaresco’s profile is softer and more approachable. The tannins round out quicker, but long-aging is still necessary for a truly spectacular wine.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Michele Chiarlo

    Michele Chiarlo founded his winery in 1956 with one clear vision: acquire the best crus in Piedmont to make wines that express the essence of the territory.

    Located in Calamandrana in Monferrato, Michele Chiarlo makes wine from some of Piedmont’s most prestigious crus: Cannubi and Cerequio in Barolo, Asili and Faset in Barbaresco, and Rovereto in Gavi. They solely make native Piedmont wines from their estate vineyards. Chiarlo’s Barbarescos mature in medium and large barrels. The use of wood is wisely dosed to not overpower the character of the grape variety.

    Certified by VIVA Sustainable Wine in 2011, Michele Chiarlo follows integrated and sustainable agricultural practices, closely monitoring their environmental impact at all stages of production. The tour will begin with a guided visit through the winery and includes entry to the art exhibition which is hosted in the winery. At the end of the tour, there will be a tasting of four Barbaresco wines, including two iconic single-vineyard labels. The tasting will take place in their private tasting room.

    Wine Tasting

    - Barbaresco DOCG Reyna
    - Barbaresco DOCG Asili
    - Barolo DOCG Tortoniano
    - Barolo DOCG Cerequio

  • Day 1: Lunch

    Enjoy a traditional lunch in one of our favorite restaurants. Taste the fresh flavors and recipes that have defined this region for centuries: Fassona beef, IGP hazelnuts, 40 yolk fresh “Tajarin” pasta and handmade Agnolotti del Plin. Discover these gastronomic delicacies for a true gourmet Piedmont experience.

    - 3-course meal, dishes of choice: 1 starter, 1 first course or main course, 1 dessert
    - Wine pairing not included, to be paid separately to the restaurant
    - When in season, truffle dishes are not included, to be paid separately to the restaurant

  • Day 1: Afternoon

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Ceretto

    The secret to success for Ceretto in Piedmont is owed to the exceptional soil and climate of the Langhe and the proprietors’ passion and wisdom to capture this quality in the wine. Ceretto is one of the most important wineries in the Langhe.

    It is the tenacious passion of the two founding brothers that transformed the world’s perception of Barolo and the Langhe wine region. From their three fully-certified organic estates, Ceretto makes the region’s great wines: Barolo and Barbaresco. They have also been led by their faith in the territory, which is apparent in the winery’s deep ties to the community. They support various artistic and cultural ventures, including the 3 Michelin-starred Piazza Duomo and the Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett Chapel.

    The tour will begin with a guided visit of their cellar, vineyards and production area and will delve into the history of the family and the winery. This will be followed with a premium tasting of five different Nebbiolo-based wines, including two single-vineyard labels, in one of their stunning private tasting rooms that overlook the surrounding vineyards and showcases the winery’s iconic L’Acino viewing room.

    Wine Tasting

    - Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
    - Barbaresco Classico DOCG
    - Barolo Classico DOCG
    - Barbaresco Bernadot DOCG
    - Barolo Brunate DOCG

What is included:

  • 2 Private Guided Winery Tours & Tastings

  • 1 Fine-dining lunch

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • Beverages during lunch

  • What is not mentioned in “what’s included”