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    Archi-Wine Tour: When Architects Meet Winemakers in Piedmont (Full Day)

Archi-Wine Tour: When Architects Meet Winemakers in Piedmont (Full Day)

  • City: Alba
  • Duration: Approximately 9.5 hours

This full-day tour will introduce you to the Ceretto and Monsordo Bernardina wineries. Lunch at La Piola Restaurant in Alba will be followed by a truffle-hunting simulation.

Overview

Alba a picturesque, medieval town in the heart of Piedmont's Langhe area is known worldwide for its prestigious truffles and red Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Here, modern architects have been rethinking the winery as a contemporary expression of tradition and innovation, agriculture and technology, and production and hospitality.

Departing from and returning to your hotel in Alba or La Morra, this tour will introduce you to various aspects of the Ceretto brand. First stop is the colorful, little Cappella delle Brunate outside La Morra. Built in 1914 for the people who worked in the surrounding vineyards, this unconsecrated chapel gradually fell into a state of disrepair. The owner of the Ceretto Winery decided to hire two well-known artists, Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett, to turn the abandoned chapel into a piece of contemporary art. The artists' fee? Bottles of Barolo wine from the Ceretto family cellars!

Next stop will be Ceretto's headquarters at the Monsordo Bernardina Winery right outside Alba. Housed in an 18th-century farmstead, this project is a magnificent combination of tradition and innovation. Architect Giuseppe Blengini was inspired by the colors of the vines and the fascinating irregularity of the vineyards to create a state-of-the-art space dedicated to wine production and hospitality. A wine tasting is included.

You'll have lunch at Ristorante La Piola in Alba's beautiful Piazza Duomo where you will dine on traditional Piedmont dishes, accompanied by an exclusive selection of wines. Afterwards, your tour will continue at Tartuflanghe in Piobesi d'Alba, one of the region's most influential truffle sellers. A culinary workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the preparation of white and black truffles. You'll also participate in a truffle hunting simulation.

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Pricing

# of People Price
2 people $626.00 per person
3 people $481.00 per person
4 people $413.00 per person
5 people $389.00 per person
6 people $358.00 per person

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Additional Information

Tour includes:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver and guide
  • Visit to the Cappella Del Brunate in La Morra
  • Visit to the Monsordo Bernardina Winery and wine tasting
  • Lunch at Restaurant La Piola in Alba (included in the tour price)
  • Visit to Tartuflanghe and and truffle hunting simulation
Additional Information:

This tour departs from Alba or La Morra ONLY. If your hotel is not located in either Alba or La Morra, extra charges may apply for pick-up and drop-off.

Please note that if a winery is not available, it will be replaced with one of the same level.

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