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Langhe is in Piedmont a region of Italy. It is home to a number of world famous wine producing regions, including Barolo and Barbaresco.

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See also: Wine tourism#Italy

The region is particularly interesting from the perspective of wine tourism because they make wine like this nowhere else in the world. The difficult but noble nebbiolo grape is used in Langhe to make two of the best wines in the world, Barbaresco and the "king of wine" and the "wine of kings" Barolo. There have been attempts to export the grape, but so far the resulting wine has failed to reach the quality of the wines of Langhe.

Visiting wineries in the Langhe is like visiting a working farm. It is a good idea to call ahead before you show up, but it may be possible to taste wine without an appointment at some wineries. There are many wine producers in the Langhe. A few are listed below.

Pio Cesare Azienda Agricola - Via Cesare Balbo 6, 12051 Alba(Cuneo), tel: +39 - 0173 440386 fax: +39 - 0173 363680 [1]

La Spinetta Campè - Via Carzello 1, 12060 Grinzane Cavour, tel: +39 0173 262291 [2] La Spinetta means “Top of the hill” and refers to the location of our first cellar in Castagnole Lanze

Azienda Agricola Vigna Rionda (Massolino) - Piazza Cappellano, 8 - 12050 Serralunga d'Alba tel: +39 0173 613 138 fax: +39 0173 613 949 [3]

  • La Spinetta, Via Carzello 1, 12060 Grinzane Cavour, +39 0173 262291, [4]. A modern producer famous for its Pin blend and its Barolo. Tasting 15$ (4 wines) or 20$ (6 wines).


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  • Locanda del Sant'Uffizio, Strada Sant’Uffizio 1 (14030 Cioccaro di Penango (Asti)), +39 0141 91 62 92, [5]. The Locanda del Sant’uffizio restaurant is located in the very heart of the truffle region, and offers preparations of traditional piedmont cuisine and a prestigious selection of first-rate wine qualities that are typical of this area.

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