Piedmont Wine Tour

19th-23rd June 2023
25th-29th September 2023
2nd-6th October 2023

5 days/4 nights based in Alba £1,299pp, £100 single supplement
Price excludes flights/Early booking discount available

Limited availability – contact me as soon as possible to reserve a place

Piedmont Wine Tour Highlights

  • Stay in the beautiful town of Alba
  • Explore stunning countryside of the Roero and Monferrato hills
  • Taste wines from renowned areas such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti and Gavi
  • Discover the wonderful traditional Piedmont gastronomy
  • Comprehensive tastings at every visit, and four fabulous tasting lunches or dinners.

Read about the tours I have previously run to Piedmont

Tour dates 

Monday 19th June – Friday 23rd June 2023 – 2 places available *
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2023 – 3 places available *
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2023 – places available *

*  If you wish to book a place, or enquire about future tours to Piedmont, please contact me.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Our tour commences at our Meeting Point at Milan Malpensa(MXP) Airport (see Flight Transfers below).  I will meet the midday flight arriving from Heathrow and our coach will take us to Alba,        where we will settle in to our hotel.  In the evening I will host a first night dinner at a local restaurant, at which we will commence our exploration of the wine and cuisine of this beautiful place.

Day 2
The Roero hills will be our destination for day 2 where we discover the Arneis grape. There has been a high quality revival of this historic grape which was almost extinct 30 years ago. We taste at an Arneis specialist as well as exploring Barbera and Nebbiolo from Asti. A traditional lunch will be taken in the village of Guarene.

Day 3
Barolo and Barbaresco will be our focus for day 3 as we explore the glory of the Nebbiolo grape. These two areas are amongst the famous in all of Piedmont and renowned all over the world. The differences in terroir will be illustrated by contrasting visits to two high quality wineries and the day will include a wine tasting lunch to further examine the qualities of these wines.

Day 4
The stunning scenery of the Monferrato region will have our attention today. This is where we find Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and even some Pinot Noir. We visit Forteto della Luja in Loazzolo – a beautiful historic estate, as well as travelling to Gavi where we get to know the Cortese grape. Dinner will be together in Alba.

Day 5
With an early evening flight we have time to visit one of my favourite wine estates – Marenco in Strevi. We will have a light lunch out in the vineyards before heading back to Milan for our flight.

Note: the Itinerary may be changed at Tim Syrad Wine Tours discretion so as to facilitate the smooth running of the tour and to accommodate great opportunities for visits or tastings that may become available.

Key Tour Information

* The Key Tour Information specifies what you should expect from the tour, no matter how far ahead you book.
As additional information is published on the website, it will be advised to clients who have reserved a place. The daily itinerary will be finalised in the weeks leading up to the Start Date.

Pricing

  • £1,299 per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room.
  • £100 supplement for single occupancy of a double room,
  • £100 discount for bookings made before 1st January 2023, and paid for 10 weeks before departure.

Price includes

  • Transport from the Meeting Point at Milan Malpensa Airport to the hotel in Alba on Day 1, and to the Departure Point at Milan Malpensa Airport on Day 5.
  • 5 days (including arrival and departure days)/4 nights bed and breakfast in good quality hotel in Alba.
  • Coach for all activities in the itinerary.
  • Three full days of visits and tastings.
  • Six visits/tastings, including wineries in areas such as Barbaresco, Barolo, Roero, Monferrato and Strevi.
  • Four lunches/dinners with local wines.
  • All local taxes and service charges.
  • The services of Tim Syrad as your Wine Tour Manager and Wine Guide.

It is a condition of my accepting a booking that you will take out appropriate travel insurance – please see our Terms and Conditions Section 8.

Terms and Conditions are available here or on request.

Please note flights are not included in the price. Many of my clients prefer to extend their holiday before or after my tours, so I let people make their own flight arrangements.

* End of Key Tour Information

Flight Transfers

Our Meeting and Departure Point is Milan Malpensa Airport.  I will arrange transfers to coincide with the following flights.

Tour 1

Outbound (Monday 19th June)
British Airways from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa.  Flight BA0572 departs LHR 0915 arrives in Milan Malpensa (MXP) 1215.

Return (Friday 23rd June)
British Airways from Milan Malpensa (MXP)  to London Heathrow.  Flight BA0567 departs MXP 1855 arrives in LHR 1955

Tour 2           

Flight details will be advised when BA publishes its schedule

Outbound (Monday 25th September 2023)
British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP).

Return (Friday 29th September 2023)
British Airways from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Tour 3

Flight details will be advised when BA publishes its schedule

Outbound (Monday 2nd October 2023)
British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP).

Return (Friday 6th October 2023)
British Airways from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Please contact me if you would like to discuss travel options, for example flying to or from a different airport or making the journey by rail or driving.  I cannot arrange travel for you, but I can advise on what might work best.

How to book this tour

Please contact me by phone or email, or use the enquiry form on the Contact page on the website to check availability.  When I confirm a place is available, please complete the booking form to reserve your place.

Once I have confirmed a tour is proceeding I advise clients to arrange flights and confirm travel arrangements to me. Please do not arrange flights before I have confirmed your place and that the tour is proceeding.

Full payment must be made 10 weeks before the tour starts, invoices will be sent out 12 weeks before the tour starts.  At this point you will need to provide your insurance details (name of insurer, policy number, 24 hour emergency telephone numbers), outbound/inbound travel arrangements and any dietary requirements.

More about my Piedmont Wine Tour

Piedmont is our most frequently visited destination and it is not hard to understand why. We base ourselves in Alba, a beautiful town that is home to the amazing truffle industry as well as Ferrero Rocher! Gastronomy is very important and the town is awash with a wide variety of restaurants.

There is amazing scenery as we travel in the Roero and Monferrato hills and witness the patchwork terroir of the villages that make up the area they call the Langhe.

The wines of Piedmont are richly diverse and cover a broad spectrum of styles. These range from the famous fizz from Asti which has been transformed in quality in recent years; the delicious whites from Gavi and Roero where the Cortese and Arneis respectively make their mark; reds from Barbera, Dolcetto and of course, Nebbiolo. Barolo and Barbaresco are two of the best known reds in Italy and a major part of the tour is spent understanding the differences between the two styles.

It is also a region famed for its sweet wines; both sparkling and still Moscato, red Brachetto and of course Asti.   Piedmont possesses a myriad of indigenous grape varieties, and we will explore many of them, and the gastronomy that has evolved to complement them.

More about Tim Syrad Wine Tours

Since 1997 I have escorted over 110 groups of people on wine tours, visiting more than 30 wine regions in Europe and the New World. My clients keep coming back year after year because in addition to tastings and visits we really do meet the people who make the wine and tend the vines.

I pride myself in offering tours that are infomative, imaginative and enjoyable.  I keep group sizes manageable so that we spend our time appreciating our visits, not getting on and off the bus or queuing for the loos!  I personally escort all of my tours, and I ensure as much as possible of the money my clients pay is spent on great food and wine, and good hotels.  I believe you can combine appreciating fabulous wine with relaxation and laughter, which is why so many of my clients come on tour with me every year.  More than 70 people have come on at least 10 of my tours.

There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere on every tour from the start, and I am proud that so many friendships have been made between the people who come on tour with me.

For more information about me, my next tours, and previous tours I have run, and to find out what my clients say (some of whom have been coming on tour with me since 2001) please explore the website.

For more information about this tour, or to book a place, please contact me
By phone (020 7060 4529)
Or email (tim@timsyradwinetours.com)
Or use the online enquiry form on the Contact page