La Tartufaia in Serradenari is a historical forest surrounded by the vineyards of La Morra, which extends over the “Barolo Mountain”, where the highest Barolo in the world is found.
On this precious terrain, a natural habitat for the development of all mushrooms, some of the most precious fruits of the earth are created, such as the White Truffle from Alba, porcini mushrooms and other mushroom varieties.
Its 7.5 hectares of woodland are still a hunting ground for the Trifolao (Truffle hunters), who venture out into the night in search of the finest mushroom among the ancient trees where foxes, wild boars, badgers, roe deers, hares and owls find refuge.
Hunting for Truffles
The Trifolao and their faithful dogs look forward to meeting and accompanying you amongst the majestic Serradenari trees and to teach you the secrets of truffle hunting in an authentic setting where truffles grow naturally.
Upon your return, you’ll visit our winery: the visit begins with a walk in the vineyards, to see first-hand the various work carried out, and then we move on to the wine-making and refining premises.
The tour ends with a guided tasting session of four great local wines.
Your pets are more than welcome, but they have to stay close to the winery so as not to disturb the Trifolao’s dog during the hunt for truffles.
The Serradenari Winery
Next to the woods, there’s the historic vineyard where the highest Barolo in the world is produced, a fresh, elegant wine of extraordinary quality.
Owned by the Negri family and run by Giovanni since 2001, the company represents an example of local craftsmanship excellence.
The wines produced and offered during the tasting session are available for direct sale at the winery.
The search for truffles with a visit to the winery and wine-tasting session is 65,00€ per person. Duration: roughly 2 hours.
Upon request, and depending on availability, a Search for Truffles between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. can be organized, in a charming night atmosphere. The price is 250.00€ per person.
All truffle searches are subject to weather conditions. We recommend shoes suitable for a walk in the woods.
Truffle hunts are available every day, weather permitting:
- from May to October for the Black Truffle
- from October to December for the White truffle from Alba
From January to April truffle hunting DOES NOT take place because the product is unavailable.
Visits are available in English and Italian.
The reservation will be confirmed upon payment of 50% of the total deposit, with cancellation option up to 15 days prior to visit.
You can book your Truffle Hunting or request more information by completing the form at the side.
From Serradenari you can try the experience of enjoying a “mysteries of the woods” lunch.
If you choose the Hunt with Truffle lunch, at the end of the visit at the winery with wine tasting session, we offer a menu with 4 traditional Piedmont dishes dedicated to truffles and mushroom specialties.
Included is a glass of Barolo DOCG, a glass of Pinot Nero or Chardonnay.
And finally, as a gift you’ll receive a precious Truffle recipe, to try out with your friends at home.
Price of wine per bottle
- Barolo Serradenari 45.00 €
- Barolo La Tartufaia Giulia Negri 35.00 €
- Langhe Pinot Nero 20.00 €
- Langhe chardonnay 20.00 €
Truffles are available for direct sale depending on the season and product availability by the Trifolao. Prices depend on the going market prices.
Regarding the Hunting with Truffle Lunch Experience, we would like to remind you that it is very important to let us know if there are any children, if there is a need for menu variations, and if there are any drivers accompanying you.
Remember to highlight any food allergies or intolerance.