Welcome to Barbaresco
Delightful Barbaresco is surrounded by vineyards and characterised by its 30m-high, 11th-century tower, visible from miles around. There are more than 40 wineries and two enotecas (wine shop/bars) in the area. Only a few kilometres separate Barolo from Barbaresco; a rainier microclimate, nutrient-rich soil and fewer ageing requirements have made the latter into a softer, more ethereal red that plays 'queen' to... Read More
Top experiences in Barbaresco
Turin Food and Wine Tour including the Farmers Market
Torino (Turin in English) is the ultimate destination for every food and wine lover. It is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you can indulge in delicious food and wine dishes.Founded by the Romans, Turin is a city of culture and rich historic heritage. It has been the capital of North-Western Italy for centuries and offers a number of cultural experiences. You can visit one of the greatest Egyptian museums, enjoy a visit to the Cinema and the Museum of the Risorgimento or explore the beautiful Royal Palace.This food and wine tour is designed for you to make the most of what Turin has to offer. You will visit the largest food market in Europe and speak directly with the farmers. High-quality local products will be served to explore the roots of Piemontese cuisine. Your tour continues with visits to spectacular monuments and secluded restaurants, bars, and streets where you can partake in delightful specialties. You will enjoy Turin’s finest dishes such as Zabaione, Chocolate and Hazelnut cream, Barolo Rice, Bagna Cauda, Agnolotti pasta, Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Asti wines, Truffles and much more during your visit. Your private tour is designed to make the most of your visit and create memories to last many years. This is the only tour in Turin that offers an in-depth cultural experience with the opportunity to sample fine food and wine.
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Barolo
Make your own way to the launch spot in Carru, roughly an hour from Turin, or enjoy a convenient pickup from your Turin hotel. When you arrive, meet your expert captain and crew and listen to a comprehensive safety briefing. Watch the inflation of the massive balloon, step into the basket and take to the skies! Each basket holds a maximum of 14 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.Enjoy aerial views of vineyard-studded slopes, villages and hilltop castles as you soar above the picturesque wine regions of Barolo and Langhe, home to some of the most prestigious wines in Italy, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Dogliani. Soaring at an altitude of some 2,000 feet (610 meters), admire the Alps straddling Italy and Switzerland, and look out for Monte Cervino and the Monte Rosa massif, as well as the Maritime Alps along the French border. Then, float over the elegant city of Turin, capital of the Piedmont region.Upon landing, toast the experience with a glass of sparkling wine, and then relax with a transfer back to the launch spot where your experience finishes. Alternatively, if you have booked to include transport back to Turin, finish your experience by traveling back to your city hotel.
Barbaresco Hiking with Light Lunch and Wines
Meet your local guide in a central location in Alba (or near your hotel, if you prefer). Head out of the city center on foot, following your guide into the UNESCO-listed Langhe hills.Enjoy breathtaking views over the Medieval towers of Alba and find the roots of the local writer Beppe Fenoglio. Crossing vineyards and paved countryside roads, arrive at the winery to meet the family who runs it and to visit their cellars.Indulge in a typical 'merenda sinoira,' the farmer's brunch made of salami, cheese, breadsticks, and other cold specialties, all paired with at least 4 different wines.After this leisurely break, continue to the tower of Barbaresco overlooking the Tanaro river with views over the entire Piedmont region. Enjoy free time in town before starting the hike back to Alba.
Barbaresco wine tour with truffle hunting
OverviewA tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains, and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. Truffle huntingThis tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December. Lunch Enjoy an appetizer with truffle snacks after the hunt before moving on to the main culinary event at lunch in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views of the local vineyards. Meals typical of the Langhe region include: gnocchi (potato dumplings with cheese), white mushroom risotto, tender agnolotti pasta, roasted rabbit with vegetables, veal with Barbaresco wine, homemade ice-cream, and semifreddo or panna cotta. A sommelier will help you choose the best combination of wine and the dishes you have chosen. Barbaresco wineryAfter the meal, a wine tasting will be hosted at one of Barbaresco’s famous wineries. The building has belonged to a noble family of marquises since the 18th century but the family’s own first wine began production in 1973. In a short time it acquired a worldwide renown as being one of the best producers of Barbaresco wines from its own vineyards, which exclusively grow the Nebbiolo grape. A favorable microclimate allows the growth of high-quality grapes even during years in which the harvest is difficult. Recently, the winery has been considerably enlarged and provided with modern equipment for the production of wine of the highest quality standard – DOCG. At the end of the wine trip to the Langhe region, you will see the small but very beautiful historical centre of the town of Barbaresco, completely surrounded by its famous vineyards. Barbaresco is a place of amazing natural beauty, located in the Langhe hills. You can admire the panorama of the vineyards, woods and medieval fortresses and settlements from any point of view.