When to visit
You can visit Piedmont throughout the year and every season has its charm. The summer is always nice with varm weather. Fall is our personal favourite just before the harvests and beautiful colors. Don’t go there in mid August as there is a big national holiday and a lot is closed. September and October is also very popular with truffle season and the truffle festival in Alba.
The wines are great. Primarily known for its red wines but you can also find great wines from the region. The best known grape is Nebbiolo that often is referred to as “king of wines” and goes into the wines Barolo and Barbesco. Nebbiolo comes from the word “nebbia” which means fog, which the area is well known for.
You should a try a few of the region wines and schedule in a few visits to different wineries. We preferred to combine a few larger, commercial ones with smaller, authentic ones.
- Borgogno – One of the older wine houses from 1761. Located in the middle of Barolo village and great view from their tower.
- Ceretto – Large producer with good tastings. Produced great barbesco wine but also arneis that you have to try!
- Elio Altare – Family owned with winery with amazing wines!
- Aurelio Settimo – Also family owned with great tradition, quality and sustainable farming. Great wines too, of course.