Piedmont Wine Tour - May 2023

Piedmont Wine Study Tour with Kerin O'Keefe

May 7 – May 12, 2023

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  • Instruction throughout by Kerin O’Keefe, author & former Italian Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Professional-level tours and extensive tastings at renowned wine producers
  • Services of a tour manager throughout, to providing customer service and logistics support
  • 2 nights at 4-star NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina Hotel in Turin, double occupancy
  • 3 nights at 4-star Hotel Calissano in Alba, double occupancy
  • Welcome drink with your tour instructor and tour manager
  • 5 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 delicious lunches expertly matched with top-quality wines
  • 2 gourmet dinners expertly matched with top-quality wines
  • Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
  • All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants


Join us for an unforgettable Piedmont wine tour!
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Your Guide: Kerin O'Keefe

  • Award-winning journalist and author
  • Former Italian Wine Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Author of three books including "Barolo and Barbaresco the King and Queen of Italian Wine"



Kerin was a very wonderful instructor. Extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to and very fun.
Nancy Jorgensen
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
Kerin was an amazing instructor with very deep knowledge of the wines and the region, as well as excellent relationships and rapport with the producers and winemakers.
Peter Waisberg
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
Kerin was terrific. The status she enjoys within the wine industry was apparent, and clearly opened many doors for us.
Ron Fierstein
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
Kerin was AMAZING!
Alissa Schepisi
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2019
You could just feel her love and passion for the wines.
Lynn McCluskey
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018

Your Tour Manager: Claudia Cesarino

Claudia Cesarino will assist the instructor and making sure logistics run smoothly as your tour manager. 

Claudia’s career started in the international hospitality industry and event organising at the St. Regis Grand Hotel in Rome and then at Vinopolis in London. She then worked in India for the famous Italian wine company Marchesi Antinori, training the staff about wine at prestigious hotels like the Hyatt, Sheraton, Kempinski, Taj, Oberoi and Park. 

Claudia is also a member of the Italian Sommelier Association and an experience guide specializing in Italy. 

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8 reasons to join us in Piedmont

  • Discover the Piedmont wine region with an Italian wine expert, Kerin O’Keefe
  • Explore Piedmont’s iconic wine villages including Alba, Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Serralunga
  • See the famous Langhe and Monferrato Hills firsthand and discover why they were made UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Delve into the fascinating terroirs of Barolo and Barbaresco, the king and queen of Italian wine
  • Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass
  • Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Piedmont’s most exalted wineries
  • Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine
  • Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic local wines.

Travel with a group of wine students who are serious about wine, who are either wine professionals or committed wine lovers. Share an educational, epicurean, and unforgettable experience while mastering the world of Piedmont wines. Trips are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.

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The Magic of Piedmont 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!

The stunning wines of Piedmont are among the best in the world. The noble Nebbiolo grape achieves a level of greatness in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco that cannot be matched in any other wine region. Lesser-known wine treasures such as Barbera, Dolcetto, and Arneis are the everyday gems of industry insiders. Traveling to these small yet significant wine districts begets a level of understanding unreachable in books or podcasts. See and taste the difference between villages, appellations and vineyards.


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