The site “Vineyard landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato” has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The truffle hunt takes place around a farmhouse near Barbaresco (Langa Valley).
Here you will meet our expert truffle hunter who will teach you all the secrets about truffles and truffle hunting.
After a short briefing you will be involved in a charming walk in the “Tartufaia woodland” with our special trained truffle dogs Roky and India.
During the truffle hunting session you will discover how to associate specific truffles to different shrubs and trees, how to recognized sound truffles from overripe ones etc. If you are without car, contact us for private taxi service.
When your truffle hunt near Barbaresco is over you will enjoy a delicious lunch or Dinner (optional, non included in the price) in a beautiful Neive Valley.
Are you looking for a wine tour from Turin or Milan? Do you need to pick up or drop off at the Asti train station (the closest to Alba)? We are offering you this kind of service for free.
The starting time is customizable. Usually tours are at: 06:00 Am, 08:00 Am, 10:00 Am, 12:00 Am, 2:00 Pm, 4:00 Pm, 6:00 Pm. During summer time, for protect our customers and our dogs, from 12:00 Am to 16:00 all the truffle tours are stoped.
The DOCG Protection of a wine excellence Production area as that of the Langhe was a problem felt from the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1934 it was officially founded the “Consortium of Defense Outstandln, Wine Barolo and Barbaresco Typical” in 1934 with the task of defining the production environment (the area of origin. the grapes and the wine’s characterisiics), guard against fraud and adulteration unfair competition, to promote the knowledge of the wines, as well as defend the name and quality in the relevant context Already at the time. then it began to draw a line for the production area of Barolo and the Barbaresco.
Discover more about Barbaresco Village.
We will leave at 9.00 am to reach the forest where the truffle hunt will take place. After a brief introduction and explanations from your “Trifolau”, we will start the truffle hunting tour.
Thanks to the instructions of your trifolau and the help of the truffle dog, you will enter the woods. Your task together with your truffle hunter will be to accompany the dog in areas rich in truffles.
When hunting for truffles you need to be patient, as your dog should calmly sniff near the tree roots in search of the prized truffle. Following the nose of your trusted dog, you will find different truffles under the ground.
After about 3 hours of searching, walking through the woods, after having dug carefully into the ground so as not to ruin the truffle, we will return to Barolo
There is no right or wrong season to hunt for truffles, the only difference is in the truffle to look for. In fact every truffle has its seasonality, the famous Alba Truffle “Magnatum Pico” can be found only from September to December, the white truffle called “Bianchetto” can be found from January to April. Instead during the warmer seasons between May and August it is easier to find black truffles called “Scorzoni”, while the prized black truffle can be found from mid-November to mid-March. In any season, however, the experience of seeing the dog in search of these treasures hidden in the ground will be beautiful, regardless of the truffle found.
Truffle hunting is open to everyone, to those who already know truffles and to those who do not know them. This outdoor activity was born to introduce truffles but above all to make them discover how to look for them, where they are, to understand why they are so expensive and valuable.
60 days before departure will be subject to 30% of the program price.
59 – 30 days before departure will be subject to 60% of the program price.
29 days or less upon departure will be subject to 100% of the program price.
Absolutely, you will be able to find the truffles you found during the hunt, at a price in line with market prices, depending on the season in which you will hunt, in Alba you will also find many Trifolai and shops that can help you choose the best truffle.