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The Piedmont

The Piedmont is a region with something to offer for everyone. It is the ideal region for both a culinary and active holiday. A region with a rich history and many traditions which are still important. And all this surrounded by beautiful nature and old villages. In short: the real Italy not yet flooded by tourists, pure, affordable and with a very friendly population.

The region

Day trips | Restaurants | Wineries | Golf courts

Wineries

According to many, the Piedmont has among the best wines in the world. The top wine is the Barolo from the region of the village with the same name. Other famous red wines are the Barbaresco and wines made from the Nebbiolo or Barbera grapes. Tradition says the Nebbiolo can only be harvested after the first gaze in fall. The Barbera often carries the name of the local region and often ripes quickly where other grapes need more time. In good year a Barbera Superiore is produced. Good white wines are the Roero Arneis, Piemonte Chardonnay and the Gavi wines. And of course the sparkling white wines Spumante and Moscato d’Asti. Finally many good grappas are produced as well.

The wineries.

In the Piedmont you can still call at a winery and ask the farmer if you can taste the wine or visit a cantina in one of the villages. In addition there are of course many enotecas where you can taste and buy wine. All this in a relaxed atmosphere sharing the same passion: wine. Paying for wine tasting is not common.

Next an overview of wine producers in the region, of whom we visited most and thought they were good.

Araldica, Castel Boglione
Excellent wines for a very decent price. The "Rive" barbera d'Asti and the "Castellero" Nebbiolo are the ones you must taste. We are sure you will buy. Araldica

Braida, Rocchetta Tanaro
Braida

Cascina Christiana, Nizza Monferrato
Cascina Christiana

Ca del Bric, Via Marconi 28, Montaldo Bormida, +39 0143 85255
Lovely family winery with delicious wines in the vincinity of Acqui. A must see, visit and taste. Ca del Bric

Forteto della Luja, Regione Candelette 4, Loazzola, +39 0141831596
Since several generation (1826) the family Scaglione produces top wines in the hills between Acqui and Canelli. Their red wines (Barbera d’Asti en Monferrato) and Moscato are delicious. The DOC Loazzola dessert wines is great experience. Forteto della Luja

Costa dei Platani, Maggiora 89, Acqui Terme, +39 144 56253
Laura and Carlo Allessio produce here mainly red wines of which some each year qualify for “Superiore”. Absolutely worthwile the visit and a tasting. Costa dei Platani

Pico Maccario, Mombaruzzo, +39 0141 774522
Young wine producers but with large estate that make, next to Vietti and Braida, our favorite wines of the Piemont. Must try for those who love Piemont wines. Pico Maccario

Grizane Cavour
Grizane Cavour

Enoteca Acqui Terme, Acqui Terme
Enoteca Acqui Terme

Cantina Alice Belle Colle
Cantina Alice Belle Colle

Cantina Mombaruzzo, Mombaruzzo
Cantina Mombaruzzo

Foglino, +39 3473680114
Great winemaker who works as well for numerous top winemakers like Bruno Giacossa, Gaja etc.. On the family winery he makes wines with a personal and innovative twist. The Spumante in his first year got a bronze medal of Decanter. For a tasting you will have to make a reservation. Foglino

Enoteca Barbaresco Enoteca Barbaresco, Barbaresco
Enoteca Barbaresco
Berta
Grappa producer Berta in Mombaruzzo and Nizza. Great Grappa's and museum at the distillery in Mombaruzzo. Also one can do a grappa tasting and buy some of their excellent grappa's (our favorites) in various price ranges. Sometimes they look closed but ring the doorbell and they will open for you and make you feel welcome. Berta
Berta