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Wine Tourism in Langhe

Discover our peasant roots, taste great wines and listen to the unique stories of the producers.

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To whom is the visit directed

Whether you are an expert, a passionate lover or a curious, the visit will work just fine for you.

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Practical instructions

Some aspects that you should keep in mind to better enjoy the experience.

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Wineries open their doors

Find out which wineries are ready to welcome you and let you taste their wines.

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Langa producers

The list of all the wineries you can find on our portal.

Visiting a winery means entering into direct contact with the territory, embracing its culture, its traditions and the community that inhabits it.

The small business size typical of the Langhe means that the tour is conducted directly by the producer himself.

You will then have the opportunity to really confront yourself with who produces the wine and meet those people who, with their daily work, have made the Langhe and their wines what they are today.

You will visit the winemaking and aging premises, and if the weather is nice, take a tour of the vineyards to find out where and how the great wines of the Langhe are born.

The visit will be followed by a guided tasting to try out the products, often accompanying the wine with delicious snacks, sometimes even full meals.

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Wine tasting in the cellar

In combination with our wines you will be served cold cuts, toma cheese, hazelnuts and chocolate

To whom is the visit directed

With over 12,000 DOC and DOCG labels, the Langhe offer an unlimited choice for your cellar experiences.

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For beginners

If you’re not a wine expert, a visit to the winery is an excellent chance to have a look at this unique world: learning to know the various typologies, and their processing, directly from the producer.

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For experts

If you’re an enthusiast and know quite a bit about wine, you’ll have an opportunity to test and confront yourself with the producer, discovering in detail the various methods of wine making and the choices that make Langa wines so great.

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For explorers

To fully understand the Langhe you have to understand wine: the culture, landscape and history of our territory have their roots in the farming culture, which today finds one of its most significant expressions in the wine world.

The wine areas of the lower Piedmont

Very often we tend to generalize, but the wine production of the lower Piedmont is divided between different areas that give life to different products, due to the soil, the climate and also the different approaches to winemaking.

Bassa Langa

The Bassa Langa is actually the northernmost region, between the rivers Tanaro and Belbo.

It is certainly the most famous for Piedmontese wine, characterized by a temperate climate, due to the altitude that never exceeds 600m above sea level.

The wines produced here

Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Barbera d'Alba, Pelaverga di Verduno.

Alta Langa

The Alta Langa is the southernmost area, bordering Liguria, and characterized by higher hills that sometimes reach 800m above sea level.

Here the climate is fresh and Apennine, with a production more focused on Metodo Classico.

The wines produced here

Alta Langa, Dolcetto dei Terrazzamenti, Moscato e Barbera.

Roero

The boundary between Langa and Roero is bordered by the Tanaro river.

Here the land is defined by the characteristic Rocche, sandy cliffs on which villages and castles have been built.

The local DOCG takes its name from the area, with the Roero DOCG, the Roero version of Barolo.

The wines produced here

Roero, Roero Arneis, Roero Arneis Spumante, Favorita.

Monferrato

Monferrato is the largest area.

It connects the provinces of Alessandria and Asti and reaches the Ligurian Apennines.

The woods used to reign here, but with the development of wine production, the vines gained more and more ground.

The wines produced here

Barbera d'Asti, Dolcetto d'Acqui e d'Ovada, Grignolino, Ruché, Freisa, Piemonte Bonarda, Cortese di Gavi, Asti, Brachetto, Malvasia e Moscato d'Asti.

Practical instructions

Some informations that should be kept in mind

Since these are small wineries, most of the time you are welcomed into the producer’s actual home. Here are some tips to better enjoy a truly unique experience.

Booking

The reservation is strongly recommended, to inform of your arrival and to guarantee you the best possible experience. For the same reasons it is also important to notify in case of cancellation, in order to let other interested people take your spot!

What to expect

The experience in the cellar has nothing to do with the classic winery tour: it is a real didactic meeting that offers the possibility of coming into contact with the producer and tasting the wines produced in his presence.

How to choose the cellar

The wineries of the Langhe are many and varied, with differences between one and the other that concern more than just the products: you can find producers who welcome you in informal and familiar environments showing you their everyday life, while others believe in a more structured reception.

Some foresee a tasting that can almost replace a meal, with cold dishes and cutting boards, but there are also wineries that – by choice or for organizational convenience – offer you just a few breadsticks.

When choosing, make sure you understand the type of winery you want to visit and find the one that best suits your expectations.

Purchases in the cellar

Another thing to consider is the time of purchase at the end of the tasting: remember that the wine bought directly in the cellar has reduced prices compared to those on the market.

If you think you are interested in some bottles, don’t forget about cash – not all producers accept cards!

Borgogno winery
Silvia Borgogno will be your guide during the visit of the winery.

Meet the producer

Wineries open their doors

It is the didactic appointment that allows you to know first-hand who really produces the wine.

We organize this event for every special occasion, giving the opportunity to all wine lovers to get in touch with the small realities of the area and learn about their history and tradition.

The wine tourist can count on different types of visits, ranging from simple tasting (always accompanied by local food products) to lunches in the cellar.

The events are not translated in english, but if you contact directly the producers they’ll be able to explain in detail their offer!

The appointments

  • Valentine's day
  • Easter & Easter Monday
  • Vinum
  • Republic Day
  • Collisioni
  • Mid-August
  • Cheese
  • Truffle Fair
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas, New Years and Epiphany

Wineries open their doors

Langhe, Roero or Monferrato? There are many producers who open the doors of their cellars to welcome you and let you taste their excellent wines.

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All the producers in the Langhe area

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