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3 Day Wine, Cookery & Truffle Tour

Come and explore the World Heritage landscapes of Langhe, Montferrato and Roero wine regions where you will get the chance to taste the famous wines from the villages of Barolo and Barbaresco and discover some hidden gems such as the beautiful medieval town of Nizza Montferrato which is the home of Barbara wine or the charming  hilltop village Castagnito in the Roero where you can try the delicious white wine variety Arneis.  

A cookery class in the kitchens of a family wine producer is one of the highlights of the trip.  You will get to learn how to make some of the iconic Piemontese dishes including the famous Tajarin pasta.  Afterwards you will get the chance to eat the dishes you have prepared paired with local wines including Barolo.

Plus you will experience an authentic truffle hunt in the Monferrato woodlands searching for the famous White Truffles. After the hunt you will be able to feast on home cooked Piemontese food and try the White Truffles you find in the woods.

Your Itinerary

DAY ONE

Friday 24th September 2021
FULL DAY LANGHE WINE TOUR

Collect from hotel in Alba at 09.30 am

Morning visit to the beautiful village of Barbaresco, followed by a tour and tasting at a winery in the middle of the historical vineyards closeby. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the local winemaking techniques and try a selection of wines from the region including Barbaresco DOCG. 

Lunch will be at the trattoria of a high quality wine producer, to include: a selection of apetisers, choice of pasta course, desert and coffee. Each course will be served with high quality wines from their production, including Barolo DOCG.

In the afternoon you will visit to some of the famous villages and a  wine producer in the Barolo region, here you will have the opportunity to compare Barolo wines from different single 'Cru' vineyards and different vintages.

Drop off at the hotel at 6.00 pm

Free evening in Alba 

DAY TWO

Saturday 24th September
TRUFFLE HUNT & COOKING

Free time to visit the famous Satrurday market in Alba town

Collection from the hotel at 11.00 am

Late morning Truffle hunt in local woods. This will include information about different types of truufles, how and where they grow and a 'Real' hunt with specially trained dogs. After the hunt there will be a tasting of White Truffle 9hopefully some we find`), with lacla Salami, cheeses and wine.

Visit to a producer in the Barolo region, with brief walk in the vineyards and tasting of Barolo wines

Afternoon Cooking Class to prepare a gourmet dinner. You will prepare 2 traditional apetisers, fresh "Tajarin' Pasta with Ragu and a slow cooked Wild Boar dish*. You will also make a desert to try with Moscato wine or Barolo Chinato and enjoy a tasting of Grappa weith coffee to finish.

* Alternatives and vegatarian options will be provided for thiose with specific dietary preferances and requirments.

Drop off at the hotel after dinner at about 9.00 pm

DAY THREE

Sunday 26 September
MONFERRATO &ROERO

Morning visit to a historic Castle located in the Monferrato region. We start with a stroll through their stunning gardens and a brief tour of a few rooms in the Castle.  We will then visit the Castle cellars, where they ae producing very high quality Red wines, including Pinot Noir from old vines and Barbera D'Asti DOCG. 

Sunday Lunch will be at a trattoria in the Roero region, which is owner and run by three generations of a local family. The food is all home cooked and freshly prepared with produce from their own garden. The meal will be served with wines from the Roero region.

Drop off at the hotel around  4.00 pm

PRICE PER PERSON: £XXX.XX

The price for the itinerary above includes:
The cookery class, truffle hunt, 4 lunches with wine (including a dish with fresh white truffle), entrance to the truffle market, visits to at least 6 vineyards with extensive tastings including Barbaresco and Barolo wines from different “Cru’ vineyards and vintages and an English (and Italian) speaking guide/local food and wine specialist.

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