Barolo Wine Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

Piedmont wine tour

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


250

Barolo wine, 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 the 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.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Michele Chiarlo



    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.

    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 the four wines that have come to symbolize Michele Chiarlo. The tasting will take place in their private tasting room.

    Wine Tasting

    • Gavi DOCG Rovereto
    • Barolo DOCG Cannubi
    • Barolo DOCG Tortoniano
    • Barolo DOCG Cerequio
  • Day 1: Lunch

    La Piola



    La Piola


    Enjoy a traditional lunch at La Piola restaurant in Alba. In Piedmontese dialect, piola refers to the village osteria, the place where traditional dishes and generous glasses of local wines are served.

    The lively atmosphere, almost a friendly one, becomes the perfect complement to the food on the table and the wine in the glasses. For this reason, when the Ceretto family chose to open a restaurant offering typical Langa cuisine in 2005, the choice fell naturally on this name.

    At Piola, the menu is written with chalk on the large blackboard in the main room every day: it is made according to market availability and the seasonality of the ingredients, and therefore it changes very often.

    Chef Dennis Panzeri who trained at Albereta di Gualtiero Marchesi proposes great classics of Piedmontese cuisine: “Plin” agnolotti, tajarin pasta, raw meat tartare and veal with tuna sauce, symbols of a rich gastronomic tradition that has made the Langhe one of the most famous places in the world for the quality of food.

    Taste the fresh flavors and recipes that have defined this region for centuries, 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



    Private Guided Winery Tour at Ceretto


    The secret of 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.

    Riccardo Ceretto understood this in the 1930s when he began making wine. His sons Bruno and Marcello completed their father’s vision when they purchased vineyards in what are today's some of the most celebrated zones of Barolo and Barbaresco. In the winery’s three estates — Monsordo Bernardina in Alba, Bricco Rocche in Castiglione Falletto, and Bricco Asili in Barbaresco — Ceretto produces the great Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the flagships of their production, along with other labels such as the white Langhe Arneis Blangé and high-quality Moscato.

    The year 2000 was a turning point for Ceretto. They began switching to sustainable practices in the vineyards and in the cellar, as well as beginning many new projects, including hazelnut production with Relanghe, wine importing with Terroirs and a collaboration with Enrico Crippa, the 3 Michelin-starred chef of Piazza Duomo and its bistro, La Piola in Alba. In 2000, the Bricco Rocche winery commissioned a modern design addition known as The Cube, a transparent and frameless glass structure overlooking the vineyards.

    Then, in 2009, The Grape was built at the Monsordo Bernardina estate, a transparent bubble that appears suspended over the vineyards and is open for wine tastings, events, conferences, and more. Many wine travellers have also seen Ceretto’s bright, multicoloured Chapel in the middle of their vineyards, painted by artists Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett.

    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 four different Nebbiolo-based wines, including two single-vineyard labels, in one of their stunning private tasting rooms that overlook the surrounding vineyards

    Wine Tasting

    • Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
    • Barolo DOCG Classico
    • Barolo DOCG Brunate
    • Barolo DOCG Bussia

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”