Reply To: Piemonte wine tasting tour

Michael Horne

Ciao Dennis:

For maps and guides to wineries in Piemonte, you have a couple of good options:

  • The Slow Food “Slow Wine” guidebook is published in both Italian (~2000 winery listings) and English (~350 winery listings that have wines imported to the US). This is a good reference book for any Italian wine lover, as well as someone planning to visit Italian producers on a trip to Italy. The Italian version is most complete, and you don’t need to know Italian to use it well for planning & finding great wines to try.
  • Alessandro Masnaghetti, an Italian who has made a life out of making higly-detailed maps of important wine regions like Barolo and Barbaresco, has a line of great iPhone apps for exploring, planning and visiting winemakers in Piemonte.

I hope that’s of some help.  You can also check out the Vini d’Italia wine guidebooks that are released each year in Italian and English, but I find their less useful for planning (and more for just buying good wines).



Michael Horne, CS
Los Gatos, CA USA