Professional Wine Tour in Piedmont day-trip from Milan

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From EUR 139

This professional wine tour starting from Milan has been studied to satisfy even the most hard to please wine lovers. The nice sloping hills of Monferrato, with their enchanting colours, savours and emotions are amongst the most famous destinations in Italy. Specifically, you will discover Barbera, a precious red wine from Piedmont, and the Asti sparkling wine.

The tour will start with a visit to a family owned cellar. The owner will take you for a walk along the vineyards and the olive groves around the estate. You will see the cellar where vinification takes place. The producing process will be carefully explained. At the end of the visit you will be offered a great lunch and wine tasting with local food.

After lunch we will head to Canelli, the capital of sparkling wine and home of the subterranean cathedrals, a Unesco World Heritage. More than fifteen miles of galleries dug into tufa, about a hundred feet under the ground where millions of bottles undergo fermentation at the constant temperature of 12-14, thus giving this world famous sparkling wine.

In this enchanting and magic place, the owner of a cellar will let you discover all the phases of the wine production and you will experience a fantastic tasting of three sparkling wines accompanied with local cheese and cold cuts. After this tour, wine will have no more secrets for you!

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  •   9:00 – Departure from Milan to Isola d’Asti
  • 12:00 – Lunch and tasting at local producers
  • 15:00 – Visit of underterrean Wine Cathedrals in Canelli, Unesco World Heritage Site
  • 16:30 – Back to Milano

* The program may be subjected to variation in time and route, which will be notified in advance

 

 

Highlights

  • Walk through vineyards and olive groves
  • Meeting with local winemakers
  • Lunch at family run cellar with tasting of 4 wines (including Barbera and flavored dessert wine) and 3 grappa (Moscato, Chardonnay, Barbera)
  • Visit of a subterranean wine cathedral in Canelli, Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • Tasting of sparkling wines at the subterranean wine cathedral site