A region so rich in cultural heritage and culinary traditions, UNESCO designated it World Heritage; Piedmont is Italy’s best destination for food and wine tours. Our Piedmont wine tours take in all of the region’s unique highlights, but we focus on one particular area: the gorgeous Langhe Region.
We offer more than one excellent Langhe wine tour, and every option allows you to indulge in some of the world’s best and most authentic regional wines. There’s, of course, lots of eating involved, as well as some fun cultural exploration in one of Italy’s most underrated off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Read on to see what you can expect on a Langhe wine tour!
5 Top Things to Do on a Langhe Wine Tour
1. Discover the White Wines of the Langhe Region
Although the Langhe Region is mainly known for its excellent red wines, that doesn’t mean white wine lovers won’t find delicious wines, too. The Langhe Region also produces some outstanding white and sparkling wines, which are slowly getting increasingly recognized.
This region of lush and long, low-lying hills (which is what “Langhe” means) is ideal for white grape varieties like Arneis, Favorita, and Moscato. On a Langhe white wine tour, you can sample delicious whites like Moscato d’Asti, Asti Spumante, Gavi, and Arneis.
2. Discover the Red Wines of the Langhe Region
What makes Piedmont’s Langhe Region one of Italy’s best places for food and wine tours is its extraordinary red wines, from Barolo to Barbaresco. These magnificent reds are the undisputed star attraction of the region.
A thriving wine-growing region since Roman times, the Langhe Region still produces outstanding authentic wines, many of which are only found here. Characteristic red grape varieties that thrive in these rolling hills include Nebbiolo, Barbera, Freisa, and Dolcetto, among many others.
When you join a Langhe red wine tour, you can taste some of the world’s most outstanding red wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera d’Asti, and Freisa di Chieri.
3. Indulge in Hearty Regional Food Products
Although the Langhe Region is most famous for its fantastic wine varieties, and rightly so, there’s more to the region than that. Like many other areas in Italy, the Langhe Region also has its own food specialties.
The region distinguishes itself culinarily thanks to many other high-quality and locally made foods, including honey, hazelnuts and chestnuts, cheeses, and polenta and risotto dishes. The most famous Langhe food, however, may be the white truffle (see below)
Because of this fantastic mix of world-class wine and locally produced characteristic food, the Langhe Region is an excellent place for food and wine tours in Italy.
4. Go Hunting for the White Truffle of Alba
Arguably its most well-known food product is white truffles. This is such an essential part of Langhe culture that we’ve created our truffle hunting tour in the Langhe.
You can join a “trifolao” and his truffle-searching dog on a real truffle hunt. This is an authentic cultural experience unlike many others and offers you a deeper insight into the centuries-old local culinary scene of the Langhe Region. And it is, of course, tons of fun, too!
5. Explore the Langhe Region on a Vespa or Ebike Tour
The undulating vineyard-covered hills of the Langhe Region can be explored in various ways. To offer you the most freedom on your wine-fueled exploration, we have different options.
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If you’re interested in exploring and experiencing all those culinary and viticultural delicacies, we can help you organize your trip. Check out our Piedmont food and wine tours page for much more information about what we do and what we can offer you.