Neive is a village of the Langhe, in the province of Cuneo, from the Middle Ages. Although the castle is no longer there, it is easy to recognize the characteristic medieval structure: narrow streets that from the historic center open towards the Clock Tower, near the monastery of Benedictine monks, and typical houses with red roofs. Neive is located 10km from Alba, 27 km from Asti, and has its place in the heart of the Langhe.
This area of Neive is rich in vineyards and is known as the “Land of Four Wines“. Among the hills the landscape is characterized by paths that can be traveled on foot, by bicycle and on horseback. In this UNESCO world heritage area, many of the wineries in the area produce Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba, Moscato d’Asti and Barbaresco every year, hence the name land of the four wines.
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.
The starting time is customizable. Usually tour starts at 09:30 Am
During the day tour in the lands of Neive you will face three experiences in the Langhe, dedicated to the tasting of typical wines, DOC and DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin). A day dedicated to the knowledge of wines, grape harvesting, wine making and bottling in a real oenological journey in one of Italy’s most famous lands. the last experience of the day will be dedicated to visiting the giant bench, Big Bench by Neive.
The Big Bench project was born from the idea of Chris Bangie, an American designer who had colorful giant benches installed in many viewpoints in the cities of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato and beyond, with the idea of enjoying the views that Piedmont has gives. The city bench, not far from the city center, can be reached with a short walk through the vineyards.
First we will meet at Cascina Longoria, in the heart of Neive where you can stroll among the vineyards and visit the winery where DOC and DOCG wines are produced, with an expert guide who will explain the production steps of the different wines.
At the end of the visit you can taste the wines produced combined with cold cuts and local cheeses and you can buy bottles of the best wines.
Immediately afterwards we will move to Cascina le Doti a few meters from Cascina Longoria, here you can visit other vineyards, have a wine tasting and finally have lunch with typical Piedmontese products paired with local wines.
After a short break in the hills of the Langhe, we will move to the Green Giant Bench of Neive, where you can enjoy the quiet of the territory, sitting on a bench so big that it makes us return as children.
There is no fixed schedule of wineries. At the time of pre-registration we will customize the tour to meet your needs and to take advantage of the best wine experiences available on that day, including any special events during your stay in Piedmont.
Absolutely yes! Our tastings are designed to inform all participants about wine, you will learn something new regardless of your level of knowledge. During the visits to the winery, the phases of wine production will be explained, in addition to the organoleptic information. During the tasting you will be able to recognize the characteristics of which you have learned during the visit, which must have a Piedmontese wine.
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.
Yes, of course, at the wineries you visit you can buy more bottles of wine than you tasted during the tasting.
We booked this experience expecting a nice day and it was even more beautiful than we expected. The visits in the cellar connect a prepared and nice guide, also available to answer our obvious questions. The exquisite food and the large bench is beautiful! We gave each other the map of the other benches and then went to visit them!
We booked a Neive Wine Country Tour with private taxi service. Pickup 8:20am at Asti train station. We had an amazing time on this tour. Visiting from Australia and we had an amazing day! Our driver was fantastic, relaxed and funny. We been visiting 3 wineries were all very different and the staff were all super accommodating. Beautiful Langhe wines and a great day. Awesome picnic lunch added to it. Thank you so much. No regrets here.