WINE TOURISM IN PIEDMONT
Piedmont is a mandatory visit for true wine lovers. One of the regions with a reputation for the best wines of Italy and the world.
In different areas of this Alpine region, Piedmont stands out as one of the most extraordinary and attractive destinations owing to its enclave, culture, gastronomy and of course, its excellent wines. It is worth noting that in Piedmont the international movement “Slow Food” was born, the precursor of the local gastronomic cultures, traditions and advocate for good quality food.
The Piedmont region is situated in the north of the country, bordering France, Switzerland and the Alps by its three sides. A privileged location combining with climate of the region (cold and rainy) that produces wines of a singular personality.
In Piedmont you can visit two different areas:
– The southernmost zone, where Langhe, Roero and Monferrato is located, part of the provinces of Asti, Cuneo and Alessandria.
– The northernmost zone and closest to the Alps with two districts, Canavese, Coste della Sesia and the hills of Novara, in the provinces of Turin, Vercelli and Novara.
Visit all the corners of this marvelous area with a customized wine route prepared by our wine experts at Viavinum.
Your Piedmont wine tour
A wine tourism experience in the region of Piedmont means reliving history and tasting some the most famous wines in the world.
In this region, 6% of the Italian grapevines are grown, and has two regions that stand out:
Barbaresco and Barolo
These are wines produced in the region of Langhe, to the south of Turin. These wines have always had an interesting symbiosis, up to the point that the Barbaresco wine has been considered “the wine of the “bourgeoisie” and the Barolo the “wine of the nobility”.
Both wines are made with the Nebbiolo grape, native of the region and especially complicated to cultivate and care for.
This difficulty in cultivation is at the same time the key to its success, since the thick skin that protects the grape from frosts favors its high concentration of tannins and aging potential.
Asti and Moscato d’Asti
This is another area to absolutely visit in order to taste and discover the origin of these two varieties, full of prestige and history of Italy.
Their production goes back to the Roman period, the wines are sweet, refreshing and with low alcohol content. In Asti you will discover one of the most well-known sparkling wine varieties, especially appreciated for their light and elegant bubbles.
The white grape Moscato is used for these wines.
Customized wine tours in Piedmont
We want you to enjoy this unique experience and not to worry about anything. In Viavinum we create wine routes tailored for wine enthusiasts, couples or groups that let you experience VIP life within the framework of wine, your passion! We share this passion with you.
Some experiences and activities that you can enjoy in Piedmont:
- Visits to the best wineries of Piedmont
- Experience food and wine tastings with the best wines of the region
- Enjoy the truffle hunt in Piedmont
- Visit the Barolo wine cellar and the Ethnographic Museum
- Immerse yourself in history by visiting castles in the region
- Visit the WiMu Wine Museum of Barolo
- Enjoy pairings with the rich gastronomy of the region such as gorgonzola cheese, typical sweets or the white truffles
- Visit the Sacro Monte di Oropa (Sacred Mount of Oropa), in Biella, at 1,200 meters altitude
- Enjoy the imposing nature of the area visiting Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta where one of the most beautiful villages, Orta San Giulio, is located
- Take the routes or ski in the Alps
- Enjoy water activities in the Po river
Trust us for your tailor-made wine route through Piedmont