Food and wine

In the territory of Asti was born in 1999 the first street of Piedmontese Wine, the Astesana Road. It develops with eight trails, crossing 52 municipalities in the province of Asti and part of the Langhe.

Asti and its hills are famous all over the world for sweet wines: the largest variety is the Moscato Bianco or Moscato di Canelli, from which you get a spumante, a passito and a “quiet” quality (or stop). From this comes the Asti or Asti sparkling wine, important DOCG wine from the end of the meal.

As far as red wines are concerned, Barbera is certainly the most widespread production in the area. Other important reds are Dolcetto, Grignolino, Freisa and Ruché. Among the whites of the meal, Cortese’s production, especially in the upper Monferrato, is prevalent.
Not to forget the production of Black Malvasia, in particular the Malvasia di Casorzo and Castelnuovo Don Bosco and Schierano, whose grapes give sweet and sweet wines. Also worthy of mention is the Brachetto grape of the high Monferrato and the area of Acqui Terme.

If you like wine and eat well this is certainly the place for you. You will be shown the most renowned wineries and restaurants in the area by the native husband Antonio, who will be at your disposal, as he knows many associations of wine producers and is an alpine and experienced hunter and will give you all the information that may be useful , From the best Piedmont restaurants to the recommended tourist itineraries, from fairs of typical products to folklore events.

The best time to visit Asti is from the beginning of September to the end of November, when all this is a succession of food and wine events. You will be able to taste the wine, but also taste the unmatched truffles and mushrooms. At the end of July is the Valleandona festival, where you can eat typical dishes and drink at modest prices as well as dancing and listening to music on the stage made available in the central square of the village. On the third Sunday of September, do not forget that there is the Palio di Asti with horses, the famous flagranteurs and the parade of the towns of medieval costume.