The gentle rolling hills of Monferrato and Langhe are situated in the North West of Italy between the Alps and the Italian Riviera. This is a place where the hospitality is an ancient tradition, wine and food are calling and the local scenery will take your breath away!
The world famous red wines of the region are Barolo and Barbaresco, however these only account for about 3% of the wine produced. So there are many new exciting wines to try! Visit local producers who are more than happy to treat you to a tasting, or a more commercial vineyard like the Marenco Vineyard in Strevi, the choice is yours!
And forget the old reputation of the 1970’s Asti Spumante! There are some wonderful white wine produced in the area; Moscato, Cortese and Arneis are just a few.
The slow food movement began in Bra, the hometown of founder Carlo Petrini. Piedmont is the food lover’s paradise at the very heart of the people, land and culture. Apart from the famous Gelato (ice-cream) and pizza there are so many other delicious foods to enjoy! World famous chocolate of Turin, white truffles are celebrated in the Alba festival in October but the cheeses of Piemonte are some of Italy’s most luxurious, meats are usually eaten raw ‘carne cruda’ topped with a drizzle of ligurian olive oil or braised in local wines and local hazelnuts.