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“A superb tour, so well-composed and organised” – Travellers on the Wine Tour to Piedmont

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It’s not surprising that people become enthusiastic about Piedmont: amazing wines, delicious food and adorable scenery. When the weather is good you can see the peaks of the Alps when from the villages of Piedmont. The vineyard landscape is quite hilly, of course, but the mountains in the distance are impressive.

When you are in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco you are always surrounded by vineyards. Not much else is grown here. The wines are sought after and exclusive, wherever it is possible, people plant grapes.

A vineyard in the Piedmont
A vineyard in the Piedmont, copyright BKWine Photography

But you should not forgive the “other” wines of Piedmont, for example, the reds from the Roero area on the other side of the river, the whites from the arneis grape, which has become quite a trendy grape, nor the barbera wines. Or the very small sparkling appellation Alta Langa.

The focus of a wine tour to Piedmont is, of course, on the great wines from Barolo and Barbaresco, the other wines must also be included – it would be a great pity not to – and not least the food. The gastronomy is important, as in all of Italy. Up here, in the north, it is different compared to further south. Here there is more rice, the special, delicious raw beef tartar, and of course truffles in season.

An elegant barrel cellar in Barbaresco, Piedmont
An elegant barrel cellar in Barbaresco, Piedmont, copyright BKWine Photography

Here are some comments from travellers who have been with us on a wine tour gourmet adventure in the beautiful wine country of Piedmont:

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

Thank you for the excellent and enjoyable days in Piedmont’s wine and truffle jungle! In short, we enjoyed every part and relished in Åsa’s over-flowing knowledge.

— I & L

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

Just back from a fantastic trip in Piedmont, and I have some thoughts to share. As I wrote initially, the tour was amazing. Excellent planning, good hotel, lovely vineyard visits with dedicated people who were really passionate about their activity. Plenty of wines to try at every winery. Amazing lunches that tended to get a bit too long which made us arrive back at the hotel sometimes a bit late, considering that we were going out for dinner too.

Last but not least, what made the trip into a full scorer was the amazing guide Åsa, who with her knowledge and commitment and a wonderful humour added yet another dimension to the tour. Thank you for having us on this tour and I have the feeling it is not the last time we travel with you if our health permits.

— SB

Vineyards and a village with an old castle in Barolo
Vineyards and a village with an old castle in Barolo, copyright BKWine Photography

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

A big thank you for the rewarding days in Piedmont under your professional management! So well-designed and planned programs with a nice mix of small, family-run vineyards and larger, long-established properties. Also interesting with the little unusual session on grappa – not to mention the truffles theme !! The delicious, well-composed lunches in elegant, as well as more rustic surroundings,  were also memorable. You also gave us much interesting information in a friendly and fun way about everything! From history, over curious Italian quirks, to baby food…

The little charming city of Asti perfect as a base camp and the restaurants you recommended were the top! The bus services worked perfectly and a special mention to your favourite driver Beppe! An absolutely top-notch tour with you and BKWine, and our fellow travellers Monica and Leo especially ask you to join us the praise. There will no doubt be more trips to Italy for us under your direction!

— Christina and Göran S

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

Everything on the trip was incredibly well-organized, from vineyard visits, transports, lunches, hotels, etc.

Another fantastic trip with BKWine. This time to Piedmont together with Per and Sara and our distinguished driver Antonio. A stunning landscape with rolling hills, dawns and beautiful villages up on the hilltops. The harvest was recently finished and the vineyards began to change colour to yellow and red from the still green nebbiolo vines. In total, we visited 8 vineyards and the amazing truffle market in Alba.

The vineyard visits were well chosen to represent traditionalists as well as modernists and also different sizes ranging from Fontanafredda’s 7,000,000 bottles per year to small family companies with an annual output of 50,000 bottles. Thanks to Per’s and Britt’s vast network of contacts, we were received by either the chief winemaker or someone from the family owning the winery at several of the vineyard visits. We got a very good insight into different ways of making excellent wines from the nebbiolo and barbera grapes. In addition to the vineyard visits, there were also fantastic lunches out at various vineyards.

Per Karlsson has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wine, which he gladly shares in a completely charming and humble way. Even if you think that you don’t know much, you still feel involved and stimulated to try to learn more. Sara was extremely well-prepared and shared freely her vast knowledge of Italy and Italian wines and food.

— Olle O

An old cellar with big oak barrels, botti, in Barolo
An old cellar with big oak barrels, botti, in Barolo, copyright BKWine Photography

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

Just want to thank you for a fantastic tour among the hills of Piedmont! Åsa was fantastic as a guide and mixed facts, culture, wine and everyday life in a brilliant way and gave the whole trip an additional golden dimension. It was also fun that you had mixed a bit the family producers and bigger businesses giants. Overall, very satisfied travellers in our group, we certainly will have reason to come back and travel with you again in the future.

— Johan L

On the wine tour in Piedmont:

A tour that was so outstandingly enjoyable and very well organised. We have learned a lot about Piedmont’s wine and food. We liked very much that you explained so much about how it is living in Italy as well. A very good mix of different types of vineyards and amazing lunches – we will never forget Mama Rina. Also very enjoyable to discuss the wines and the food on travel on the bus between the wineries and lunches. Overall a fantastic gourmet trip and the white truffle was a new experience. Many thanks.

— Kerstin & Arne L

Here you can read even more reviews about what our travellers think about our wine tours.

If you are interested in discovering Piedmont, the wine region, the exciting wines, the amazingly good food, then you should come on a wine tour to Piedmont with us at BKWine!

If you want to know more about the region, and maybe get more inspiration, you can read our book about the wines, producers and food in Piedmont. But sadly only in Swedish until we find an English language publisher.

Freshly sliced truffles shavings in Piedmont
Freshly sliced truffles shavings in Piedmont, copyright BKWine Photography
Wine tasting at La Spinetta in Piedmont
Wine tasting at La Spinetta in Piedmont, copyright BKWine Photography
Fresh white truffles on the truffles market in Alba
Fresh white truffles on the truffles market in Alba, copyright BKWine Photography
Landscape and vineyards in Piedmont
Landscape and vineyards in Piedmont, copyright BKWine Photography

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