Dates: May 17-22, 2020
6 days, 5 nights
Limited to 15 participants
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!
The stunning wines of Piedmont are among the best in the world. The noble Nebbiolo grape achieves a level of greatness in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco that cannot be matched in any other wine region. Lesser-known wine treasures such as Barbara, Dolcetto and Arneis are the everyday gems of industry insiders. Traveling to these small yet significant wine districts begets a level of understanding unreachable in books or podcasts. See and taste the difference between villages, appellations and vineyards.
Discover the Piedmont wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Explore Piedmont’s iconic wine villages including Alba, Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco and Serralunga.
See the famous Langhe and Monferrato Hills firsthand and discover why they were made UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Delve into the fascinating terroirs of Barolo and Barbaresco, the king and queen of Italian wine
Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass
Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Piedmont’s most exalted wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic local wines.
Your Instructor & Guide: Kerin O'Keefe
- Award-winning journalist and author
- Italian Wine Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine
- Author of three books including "Barolo and Barbaresco the King and Queen of Italian Wine"
Your 6 Day, 5 Night Piedmont Immersion Study Trip includes:
Instruction throughout by author and Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe
The services of a Tour Manager throughout, to provide customer service and logistics support
Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
2 nights at 4-star NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina Hotel in Turin, double occupancy
3 nights at 4-star Hotel Calissano in Alba, double occupancy
2 gastronomic dinners expertly matched with top-quality wines, including one at a Michelin 1-star restaurant
4 gourmet lunches expertly matched with top-quality wines
5 delicious buffet breakfasts
All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at renowned wine producers
All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants
For more info feel welcome to contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 302-415-3036.