What better way to meet the New Year than with a taste of the most delicious wines while soaking in the picturesque views of Piedmont’s majestic mountains? With Italy wine tours, it’s easier than ever to make this possible. Piedmont wine tours will immerse you into the region’s viticulture and show you how some of the best red wines in the world are produced.
Any wine lover will enjoy a private tour to the rolling hills of Piedmont’s Casale Monferrato. Your luxury tour can include wine tasting in the grounds of one of the ancient castles in the area. You can also go on an optional tour of Nizza Monferrato, a lively town and commercial center where you can taste and buy more wine. It also boasts several historic monuments including the what is left of a medieval palace in the town center and a number of aristocratic homes.
Langhe is another town you would not want to miss if you want to begin the new year with the best-tasting bottles. Piedmont wine tours can include a full guided tour through the town’s central wine museums. As a treat, you get to visit Marchesi di Barolo, a world-recognized winery where award-winning bottles are made.
While you’re in the region, you may want to try truffle hunting, too. Your driver can take you to Cherasco, which is known for its orthogonal streets and gorgeous architecture. You will them head to Serralunga for the Castle of Serralunga d’Alba, which is surrounded by the Barolo vineyards. This well-preserved 14th century castle is distinct for its French-donjon architectural structure. It is a great jumping off point for venturing into the woods with an English-speaking truffle hunter and his dog where you can hunt for ‘white gold.’ The tour can be ended with a visit to a local farm where you can try and buy cheeses, salamis, and other goodies.