PieDmont Wine + Culture Tour
Seven Days | Six Nights
2017 Dates: October 2 - 8 (SOLD OUT)
2018 Dates: October 22 - 28
Welcome to Piedmont
La Dolce Vigna’s 7 Day – 6 Night Wine + Culture Tour takes you to the heart of of Piedmont’s viticulture and gastronomic tradition: the Langhe. This fog-kissed, undulating landscape just a couple hours south of Turin is the home of two of Italy’s most sought after red wines — Barolo and Barbaresco — the Slow Food movement, a myriad of medieval castles, the elusive white truffle, a proud and hearty gastronomy, and, to top it all off, UNESCO recently included the Langhe on their World Heritage List. Andar per Langa, then — to wander along the region’s ridges — means to lose yourself in the stunning scenery, to savor the land’s rich bounty, to appreciate a slower, more humane pace. It’s all about the journey, my friends.
Piedmont Tour Highlights
Taste through PieDmont's world renowned wines, meeting winemakers and going for vineyard hikes along the way
Hands-on cooking class of classic Piemontese recipes
Visit the charming towns of Barolo, Barbaresco, La Morra, and Alba
Private tour of the medieval Serralunga d'Alba Castle
Enjoy a TASTING at a local cheese farm
Go for a truffle hunt (Autumn dates only)
Experience Alba's famous Saturday market
Your Luxurious Accommodations in Piedmont
Our home for the entire week is a lovingly-restored castle in the heart of the Langhe region, awarded again and again for its impeccable hospitality.
ALL-INCLUSIVE $4800 / person based on double occupancy
Meet Your Sommelier Guide + Founder of La Dolce Vigna
After a decade of working in the art world for eminent institutions and artists in New York, London and around the globe, Leslie moved to Italy, fell in love with Italian wine, and became a certified sommelier with the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. She has lived in Tuscany (Siena) and the Veneto (Venice) and has traveled extensively throughout the country, seeking out small wineries that have a story to tell, local gastronomic wonders, cultural gems and experiences that exude the good life to share with you.
La Dolce Vigna Difference
- Small Groups. Our tours are always limited to a maximum of 10 people to assure you an intimate experience.
- Sommelier Guides. You will always have a certified sommelier guide to answer all of your wine-related questions on the road.
- Family-Run and Historic Wineries. Our tours are centered around small, eco-conscious, family-run wineries that make truly outstanding wine, and packed with cultural insights.
- Foodie Central. Be prepared to eat. A lot. We've picked out amazing spots for you, from the small, loved-by-locals osteria to the Michelin-starred restaurant
- No Cookie Cutter Tours. Depending on the season and local events, we will custom organize the best and most insider experience for each group.
- All-Inclusive. Rest assured that your tour price includes all meals (except for one lunch), activities, hotels, transportation from the moment we meet until our fond farewell.
- Down Time. For those of you who have been on other group tours, you know what we're talking about. Part of living la dolce vigna is taking the time to truly savor your experiences and surroundings. We've built in time for you to do just that at your own pace and on your own terms. Long live slow travel!
- Helping others. Besides helping the local, artisanal economy through visiting small wine and food producers, eating at traditional trattorie and staying at intimate hotels, a donation on behalf of each individual that takes one of our tours will be made to 10,000 Gardens in Africa, a Slow Food initiative aimed at cultivating sustainable and healthy communities throughout Africa.
looking for a Private wine tour of Italy?
Look no further! In addition to the intimate group tours above, La Dolce Vigna also curates private tours—with or without a guide—based on your dates, interests, and budget in the Veneto, Tuscany, Sicily, Piemonte, Puglia and Basilicata. We will open the doors to an authentic dolce vigna experience complete with exceptional food and wine, colorful personalities, warm hospitality, cultural sites not to be missed and many, many photo-worthy moments. (Trust us.)