Piedmont: Truffle Hunting and Winery Tour with Tasting
- Duration: 4 hours
Join an experienced truffle hunter and his trained dogs to get an introduction to the magic and mystery of the world of truffles. Learn the difference between black and white truffles as you search for them in the wood. Get back to nature on a walk through the hills of the Langhe as you stroll between the wine region of Barolo and the Bussia area. Continue in your own car to a local winery, where you will visit the cellar and vineyards with the winemaker. Then, you will taste produce made in the local area. Enjoy cold cuts, cheeses, and grissini paired with local wines such as Barolo.
Italy's Piedmont region is a gastronomic hotspot, and on this private tour, you'll have the opportunity not just to taste but to hunt for one of its most famous culinary products: the truffle. Go behind-the-scenes and join a truffle hunter and his dog on a walk through the woods in search of these hidden treasures. Depending on the season, this 1-1.5-hour hunt will lead you in search of the White Truffle of Alba (in season from late September to January) or the black Scorzone truffle (in season during the Summer months). Truffle hunting involves walking on paths that can be slippery, muddy, and occasionally steep, so appropriate footwear is strongly recommended. After the truffle hunt, learn the secrets of Barolo winemaking in a visit to a family-run winery. Sample 4-5 types of Barolo and discover what makes this local wine special.
Travel along the panoramic Barolo wine route on a full-day tour. Enjoy the beautiful views of vineyards, medieval towers, and quaint villages throughout the Piedmont region. First, visit an off-the-beaten track winery where Barolo wine is aged. Enjoy a generous wine tasting comparing different types of Barolo aged in large barrels. Then, have some free time in one of the villages in the area. Browse through the many wine shops and enjoy the quiet and cozy atmosphere. Make your way to the second winery of the day. Here, enjoy a light lunch of salami and cold cuts, a plate of cheese with honey and jam, and warm focaccia. Enjoy a selection of wines produced on site. Later, drive east of Alba to the Langhe Hills. This region has a unique microclimate and is perfect for growing the Nebbiolo grapes used in Barbaresco wine. Visit a family-run cellar and partake in a tasting session of new w...
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