MARCARINI WINES IN THE LANGHE AND ROERO
From Dogliani to Bra, passing through Monforte, Barolo, La Morra, and Alba, you can always find an excellent reason to stop and enjoy a glass of wine. The Langhe and Roero are ideal places where the enjoyment of wine meets the pleasures of travel, both territories as yet largely untouched by tourists, where the soul can find its balance and the body its satisfactions.
In the months of April to November, these hills come alive with hundreds of events and occasions to experience a weekend away from home. So we’ve created a trip through the territory, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage, and have marked our favorite restaurants, wine bars, and enotecas where you can sit back in good company with a glass of wine. The places we’ve mentioned below are, first of all, warm and welcoming and give the chance to taste the culinary delights of the region. But second of all, they are all managed by our friends, who have chosen to share our wines, ranging in all the best varieties to allow wine lovers a sample of our territory.
CAFFÈ DELLA RIVIERA – DOGLIANI
What might look like a common bar from outside is actually an amazingly well-stocked enoteca, or wine bar, inside, which, in addition to its long list of labels, offers dishes for a light lunch or a more satisfyingly complete and traditional meal. When the weather is nice, patrons may enjoy the lovely outdoors seating.
IN PIAZZA – MONFORTE D’ALBA
Still in the Langhe hills, at Monforte you will find a place that never disappoints: In Piazza. Their pizza is excellent, and they even make it with farro or kamut flour, and so is their wine menu. They serve a tasty alternative to classical Piedmontese dishes, and customers can also sit outside to enjoy the view of Monforte’s central piazza.
BAR LA TERRAZZA – CASTIGLIONE FALLETTO
Also simply called, “Da Renza,” or “Renza’s place,” this locale that serves cold dishes enjoys a breathtaking view of the Langhe and serves a fixed menu that’s perfect for an outdoors lunch under the sun. Renza prepares simple, genuine dishes, like carne cruda, seasonal vegetables, frittatas, and a fantastic panna cotta.
LA CANTINETTA – BAROLO
If you’re looking, instead, for a relaxing locale with dishes hot off the stove, then we recommend La Cantinetta in Barolo center. The hospitality of its owners pairs perfectly with their traditional dishes, like gnocchi with Castelmagno cheese, fresh ravioli del Plin pasta, and Barolo risotto.
WINE SHOP MARCARINI – LA MORRA
Recently opened in the heart of La Morra, our wine shop offers wine tastings paired with traditional hazelnut products, all cultivated from our own land. We have a wide selection of flavorful hazelnuts, including salted and toasted, spicy peperoncino, cinnamon and sugar, caramel praline, toasted with truffle sugar, and praline. And don’t forget we offer visits to our wine cellar.
ENOTECA REGIONALE PIEMONTESE CAVOUR – GRINZANE CAVOUR
Moving closer towards the city of Alba, we come upon the Regional Enoteca of Grinzane Cavour, opened in 1967—one of the first in all of Piedmont. Within the majestic walls of the Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014), customers may taste our wines paired with typical products, as well as buy numerous labels.
ENOTECA FRACCHIA & BERCHIALLA - ALBA
Just a few steps from the Duomo of Alba, you will find this historical, family-owned enoteca that has offered a wine selection of the best labels from the Langhe and Roero for over 40 years. Customers may also buy local food products like pasta, olive oil, sweets, and balsamic vinegar, perfect for pairing with our wines.
LA GALLINACCIA E LA CARBONAIA – BRA
Finally, in the nearby “Slow City” of Bra, we’d like to point out our brand-new trattoria called La Gallinaccia. It’s the ideal spot for dinner after enjoying aperitivo in the next-door enoteca “La Carbonaia.” Both serve our labels, accompanied by typical snacks and dishes of Piedmontese tradition.