Piacenza Hills Wine Tour

One Day Experiences




4 Hours

Starting Time:

11:30 am


Monday to Sunday

Ever heard about a dreamland between Milan and Parma owning 21 wines with a Denomination of Controlled Origin called Vini dei Colli Piacentini? It looks exactly like Tuscany…but that’s in Emilia Romagna and a wine tour there is a must for both connaisseurs to amateurs!

  • Guided visit & wine tasting at the first estate (English)
  • Guided visit & brunch with wine pairing at the second estate (English)
  • Free time for a scroll in an authentic medieval village with own castle
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

11:30 am – Start your Piacenza wine tasting tour at a small family-run farm literally housed in an ancient castle with aristocratic origins! The surrounding 23 hectares of land are cultivated with historical local vines destined to be transformed into traditional wines such as Malvasia DOC, Ortrugo DOC, Sauvignon DOC and Gutturnio DOC, but also with more rare terroir grapes such as the whites used to obtain Monterosso DOC and some renouned varieties like Sauvignon DOC, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet. After visiting the ancient ageing cellars, where their most peculiar vini riserva are preserved and fine-tuned for years, it will be time for a mouth-watering tasting of their most iconic wines paired with Grana Padano PDO: a perfect bang-on!

12:30 pm – On to the following stop.

12:45 pm – Meet the staff person directly at the second estate, a niche family-run production in the panoramic hills south-east of Piacenza, the first province of Emilia-Romagna coming down from Milan: their biggest commitment goes to the so-called ancestral method affecting both the vine treatment and the wine refermentation in the bottle in order to obtain those delicate bubbles that only a traditional state-of-the-art procedure can favour. A typical brunch in full Emilian style will follow to delight your senses, to start with the 3 PDO cured meats Pancetta, Coppa and Salame, all paired up with their naturally sparkling white and red wines. A final toast with will their white Vin Santo di Vigoleno DOC, a rare and therefore extremely precious raisin wine obtained from a very specific low-yield grape that only grows up there in a few miles radius all around the stunning Castle of Vigoleno, will definitely make your day!

02:15 pm – Enjoy a final digestive stroll in one of the authentic medieval villages of the area such as Vigoleno or Castell’Arquato: their castles and walls are still there to testify of the strategic importance of this land and the unique historical and architectural heritage of Emilia Romagna.

04:00 pm –  End of activities and back to your hotel / head on to your next destination.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings and in the selection among the wine makers and according to availability;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Bologna or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request;
  • Guide: the tour does not include a private guide: each visit is run directly by the producer;
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (eg. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello).

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.


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