Curated & Artisan
Piedmont & Langhe Regions
Scarlet & Hues is committed to sharing a love for Italian culture and tradition. Empowering open-minded travellers through the wineries of Piedmont; from its ancient roots to its most current and exclusive knowledge, one wine at a time.
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A customized day trip into the hidden vineyards of Langhe, a region in Northwestern Italy. We have been diligently studying and exploring these hills for months to create your tailored, exclusive-to-you, wine learning, experience - so you can finally tick it off your bucket list! Scarlet & Hues works with a wide range of wineries from prestigious names to hidden authentic treasures, for a day tailored towards our guests’ special interests. We like to keep it intimate; therefore two-three people is suggested (although we accommodate for larger groups on special request). Scroll down to discover what you’re missing out on in Piedmont!
Departs from Turin’s downtown or conveniently from your accommodation (possibility to pick-up from Asti or other location on request).
Full day with a private Mercedes Sedan or Minivan with professional driver for a comfortable and luxurious trip through the scenic vineyards.
Detailed visit to two Wineries, including a cellar and/or vineyard tour in each, both with 3 - 6 wines to enjoy with local delicacies. These will be guided by a family owner or expert staff with wine knowledge & historical stories to tell. You can remain language barrier free as both of us are fluent in both English & Italian language and will be there are your convenience.
The day will be broken up by a Traditional or Modern/Authentic Piedmontese long lunch. (we can arrange vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan or other dietary options)
Optional extras: we provide a customised day based on your special interests so some things could include: a stroll through a historic village, castle visit, chocolate factory tour, truffle hunting, sunset over Langhe's rolling vineyards (If you have specific wineries in mind, bookings can be organized on request).
Please note: This is not a guided tour. Scarlet & Hues will connect you with the experts of the region, who will let you in on their secrets & exclusive local knowledge.
Understanding the wine regions of Piedmont can be a bit like playing with Matryoshka dolls (you know those Russian dolls that stack inside one another?). If you look at a map of Italy you’ll find Piedmont, within Piedmont you’ll find Langhe, within Langhe, there is Barolo which includes the subregions of Serralunga, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba & Barolo.
Each piece of land is reflected uniquely in each wine; due to the microclimates, soils and vintners style. We have spent hours strategizing a comprehensive plan that will allow our guests to experience the variety of Langhe in just one day.
Out of the 21 DOC(G)* zones in Italy, Piemonte holds 8 of them and Barolo & Barbaresco account for only 3% of production, so there is plenty to discover! Have a read of our latest five picks:
* DOC(G): “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, reserved for the most exceptional and historic wines in Italy. The extra G indicates that it is the highest, most rigidly controlled designation an Italian wine can carry” - VINO ITALIA.
In the last half-century Barolo has gained fame and prestige. While in Piedmont, you cannot miss out on this quaint town that thrives off wine production. It is the ‘King of Langhe’, and the wines' complexity makes it sure to impress. Out of its five neighboring communes, and numerous styles to choose from (traditionalist to modernist) you'll be sure to find a favorite. Greatly loved by the Savoy Royal Family…
Barbaresco is the little sister to Barolo, but she holds her own. Ok, perhaps she is the Queen. In the late 1800’s a young agronomist saw the potential in Barbaresco soils and opened some of its first wineries. The town was officially founded in 1894 and Barbaresco became it’s own wine (prior, the Nebbiolo grapes were often sold to nearby Barolo). Roughly a century later it is still home to the most innovative producers in Piedmont.
In the Savoy Empire Asti was a stronghold, and to this day remains a central city in Piedmont. Famous not only for the local wines (Moscato & Spumante) but also for its annual white truffle festival. Asti has an expansive history, Romanesque and Baroque architecture fill the city. There are several magnificent churches and cathedrals, including one of the largest Romanesque Cathedrals in Piedmont, Santa Maria Assunta.
The home to a historic Piemontese estate, a castle that dates back to the 1500’s. It is surrounded by prime vineyard sites, providing some stunning views (we’ve discovered iconic Langhe sunset, an Instagram-worthy location).
If you’re looking to fulfill a fairytale dream, this is the place for you; a castle transformed into a wine-making farm. Many families fought over this town until being occupied by Napoleon (definitely a King of style). Today this castle is open to all wine-lovers. You won’t forget the picturesque drive leading to this hidden town.
Abigail is an Italophile, history nerd, and wine lover. She is originally from the USA but has called Italy home for over three years. After living in a variety of Italian cities, Abigail fell deeply in love with Turin and the Piedmont countryside. In 2016, Abigail founded a travel blog all about Italian tourism. She studied art history at American University and is passionate about learning languages. Abigail completed a specialization in Social Media and Marketing provided by Northwestern University and has her Wine Tasting: Sensory Techniques for Wine Analysis certification from the University of California, Davis.
“It’s not just a crush, it’s love” is the sentence that sums up Chloe, a wine enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. As a fifteen-year-old, she located in Sicily where the big-hearted-culture infatuated her. Chloe has spent the last five years traveling between Australia, Canada & Europe, laboring between wineries for the love of the grape. She entered the Wine Industry as Trade Marketing Assistant with Ferngrove wines, is becoming certified with her WSET 3 and currently undertaking a Bachelor in Wine Business with Charles Stuart University. She now calls Piedmont home after becoming memorised by the surrounding area & spends her free time visiting the wines, winemakers & vineyards of this land!