ALL UPCOMING WINE FESTIVALS IN THE LANGHE AND ROERO
Discover all the wine festivals in the langhe and roero this spring and summer
The wine year has begun anew! After the quiet winter months, the sunshine and spring weather return the UNESCO hills of Piedmont to their full splendor. The new vintages are being bottled. The great reds, like Barolo 2013, are finishing their many months of barrel aging. Villages come alive with events, and practically everywhere, you can enjoy a glass of wine with good food, essential elements to the culture and landscape of the Langhe and Roero.
MORE THAN ONE REASON TO VISIT
If you’re looking for a good reason to come visit, we’ll give you 13. From April to August, we’ve selected the events that mark our spring and summer months in these hills.
But first, let’s start with some practical information.
Where should I sleep in the Langhe?
If you travel to the Langhe, stay at least two or three days. The territory is large and deserves time to get to know it without any rush. Why not stay at Agriturismo Marcarini? It’s located just a few kilometers from Alba, capital of the Langhe, and it’s nestled in the hills of Barbaresco in the midst of UNESCO World Heritage territory. It is a charming structure, completely renovated, and immersed in the vineyards. It’s sustainable (find out why). It has a personalized restaurant. And it even has a peaceful “garden of the soul.”
Where should I go for a winery visit?
Staying at Agriturismo Marcarini has another advantage. If you book your stay on our site, you can visit our winery for free! The Marcarini winery is in La Morra in the heart of Barolo, with a hundred-year wine history that spans some of the territory’s most important moments.
Where can I buy food and wine items of the Langhe and Roero?
Visit our Wine Shop. Here, we have our entire range of wines available as well as other products, like the Langhe hazelnuts that we cultivate on our land in Neviglie, or the honey of the Roero. Our shop offers a panorama of flavors that includes the whole territory. You can also buy our products online.
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I PRINCIPALI EVENTI DI LANGHE E ROERO
DA APRILE AD AGOSTO
VACCHERIA, APRIL 8
Drink, sing, and dance until late! Cantè J’euv is the great springtime event of the Roero, whose traditions are ancient—like the “questua delle uova,” or the egg hunt. It’s a moving festival that changes location every year. In 2017, it will be in Vaccheria, a frazione of Guarene. Don’t miss this event if you’re a fan of traditional sagre and street food. More info here: www.guarene.it/cante-jeuv-roero-2017
I GRANDI TERROIR DEL BAROLO
CASTIGLIONE FALLETTO AND LA MORRA, APRIL 22-25, 2017
Taste the best crus of Barolo. This event is held at the Cantina Comunale of Castiglione Falletto and at the Hotel Santa Maria in La Morra. Taste wines and follow guided tastings to learn about the differences in Barolo terroirs. Full program on the website of Go Wine.
ALBA, APRIL 22- 25 AND APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2017
Vinum is perhaps the most important spring wine festival in Piedmont. The event runs for seven days, April 22-25 and April 29-May 1. It transforms the city of Alba into one great open-air enoteca, with wines from the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato. Participants buy a packet of tasting tickets and can explore the piazzas and streets of the historical center. This year, a new feature is Vinum in Cantina: a shuttle will take wine tourists to 11 different wineries of the territory for a wine tasting paired with a special dish.
LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE
VERDUNO, MAY 13, 2017
On May13, the Local Wild Food Challenge returns to Verduno, a unique culinary challenge: chefs make their dishes using only ingredients they gather, harvest, hunt, or fish themselves. Anyone can participate as a chef, or you can come to the lunch that is hosted at the Castle of Verduno. During the course of the day are tastings, wine, music, and an after party!
IO, BAROLO LA NUIT
RODDI, MAY 27, 2017
On Saturday, May 27, 2017, for the fifth year in a row held in the gardens of the Roddi Castle, there will be the event “Io, Barolo – la nuit,” during which the 2013 vintage of Barolo and other great wines of the Langhe are presented to the public. The castle location is truly beautiful, and participants also get to taste local products. All info can be found on Strada del Barolo
MONTÀ D’ALBA – MAY 28, 2017
Not far from our vineyards of Arneis in Santo Stefano Roero is the event Portè Disnè, one of the most beautiful food and wine walks of the Roero. Nine km through the hills and Rocche, or rocks, Montà to Canale, renewing the farmers’ old tradition of bringing lunch to the workers in the fields and vineyards. More info on www.portedisne.it
BAROLO BOYS IN FUORIGIOCO
MONFORTE D’ALBA, JUNE 1-4, 2017
Four days for Barolo, in one of its veritable temples, Monforte d’Alba. Each year, Barolo wine meets the stories and flavors of other territories in a huge tasting event made of dinners and meet-ups. Program can be found on www.baroloboysinfuorigioco.it
IL BARBARESCO A TAVOLA
COLLINE DEL BARBARESCO, MAY 12, 19 AND 26, 2017
On May 12, 19, and 26 beginning at 8:30 pm, the restaurants in the Barbaresco wine zone open their doors to diners who are eager to pair their Piemontese cuisine with Barbaresco 2014, the latest vintage on the market. At every locale, about 60 Barbaresco wines will be available by the glass during three separate evenings. This is a great opportunity to fully appreciate the new vintage. Blind tastings are also available for those who want to discover who their favorite producers *truly* are! All info can be found on www.enotecadelbarbaresco.it
HILL BAROLO, LA MORRA
JUNE 24 AND 25, 2017
A unique gala dinner under the stars to appreciate a preview of the latest vintage of Barolo produced in La Morra: 2013. The guest region of this event will be Sicily, presenting its sweets and local wines. On Sunday 25, the event continues at the Cantina Comunale of La Morra with Barolo tastings in the company of experts and producers. Book your participation on the website of the Cantina Comunale of La Morra.
BAROLO, JULY 14 - 17, 2017
Collisioni is the agro-rock festival that gathers the most important cultural and musical events under one town in Piemonte. Barolo is transformed into a stage for writers and musicians, and this year there is going to be an exceptional line-up: Robbie Williams, The Offspring, Placebo, Patti Smith, Carmen Consoli, Daniele Silvestri, Max Gazzè, and many others. Wine lovers can’t miss PROGETTO VINO. Info on Collisioni Festival.
GOOD WINE NEVIGLIE
A small but authentic event held just a few steps away from Agriturismo Marcarini. Scheduled for the second week of July, this event unites food walks, wine tastings, artistic events, and cultural appointments. The program, currently in progress, can be seen on the site Comune di Neviglie.
CALICI DI STELLE
BAROLO, AUGUST 10, 2017
Tastings with commentary of over 100 Barolo DOCG 2013, attended by the producers who are part of the Regional Enoteca of Barolo, paired with local cheeses. Music and stargazing with telescopes to follow, and at the Wine Museum (WiMu) of Barolo, activities for adults and children. Info on www.enotecadelbarolo.it
LA MORRA, AUGUST, 2017
The most important food and wine walk of the Langhe, Mangialonga sees thousands of participants every year. This is a not-to-be-missed event for experiencing the Barolo area and its vineyards in full, while listening to music and eating great food prepared on the spot. Info on www.mangialonga.it