Tuscany may have more radio play than other wine regions in Italy, but any wine lover worth their salt knows that Piedmont is the crown jewel of Italian wine.
Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the Piedmont region is considered the cradle of Italian culture, epicenter of gastronomy and design, and boasts some of the most exciting wines on the world stage. In fact, VinePair Tastings Editor, Keith Beavers, says “Piedmont has some of the most age-worthy and soulful wine in the world.” That’s what we call liquid romance.
For that reason though, many of the greatest experiences Piedmont has to offer are often locked away for industry experts and journalists, only to be seen by the lucky few with the right connections.
That’s why the VinePair team is breaking down those walls this May and hosting an insider’s excursion to Piedmont, Italy for four nights and five days. Having traveled to the region on multiple occasions for business (and some pleasure), our travel team has mapped out the ultimate epicurean adventure so 20 lucky readers can grasp the full picture of this iconic region.
While traveling with VinePair on this getaway to Piedmont you’ll have unparalleled access to some of the region’s top winemakers who produce some of the most luxurious and refined Barolos and Barbarescos in the world. You’ll be able to experience the wineries just like the VinePair team does as journalists, speaking with the teams behind the wines, walking through the cellars, and building lasting memories you’ll tell stories about for years to come.
And on the days you’re not trekking around the vineyards, you’ll see how the wine of the region interacts with the rich culture around you. In the wine industry, we say “if it grows together, it goes together” and you’ll be able to experience this first-hand through expert-led tours of open-air food markets, local cheese purveyors and chocolate producers.
Throughout the trip you’ll stay at the 4-star Hotel & Spa Albergo dell’Agenzia, which happens to be home to Italy’s Banca del Vino, the country’s largest collection of wine with over 100,000 bottles. It’s unlike any hotel you’ll ever stay in.
Because it’s a tumultuous task to get this kind of access, this trip is extremely limited to just 20 individuals. While you’re with the VinePair team for four nights and five days all of you meals, drinks, accommodations and activities will be taken care of.
Until Friday, February 15th the trip is only $2,999 per person, at which point the price raises to $3,249. You won’t want to miss out on this wine-fueled excursion. All you need to do is get yourself to Milan on May 17 and the team will pick you up at the airport and take you back to Milan at the end.
You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.