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Hotel Castello di Sinio
Vicolo del Castello, no. 1
12050 Sinio (CN) Piemonte, Italia
Telephone: +39 0173.263.889 • Fax +39 0173.263.958

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GPS COORDINATES 44.59982981569906, 8.02164226770401

Le Langhe Wine Map - Barolo & Barbaresco wine zones DOCG
How to Find Your way around the Barolo Wine Country

The Barolo DOCG, or appellation is a hill zone about 15 minutes west of Alba and is made up of 11 medieval villages organized on 5 parallel roads that each span about 20 kilometers and that are connected by 2 perpendicular roads, 1 at the very beginning of the hill zone on the eastern end, and the other one 20 kilometers away on the western edge of the appellation.

Every road has a village and each village has its own road
… is a good rule of thumb and a good way to think about getting around the Barolo vineyards for visiting wineries, doing wine tasting and just plain sightseeing. You can think of the appellation as a rectangle. The short end of the rectangle are those perpendicular roads with the 5 parallel roads that connect to the perpendicular ones. So, the parallel roads each have a village, and starting on the southern-most parallel road there is Sinio, then Serralunga d'Alba on the second parallel road, then Castiglione Falletto, which would place it in the center of the appellation on the 3rd parallel road, then on the 4th parallel road is Barolo, and the last and fifth parallel road is La Morra. On the western perpendicular road is Monforte d'Alba and the eastern perpendicular road is Grinzane Cavour/Gallo. The other 7 villages are some cases even smaller than a village, more a hamlet or a collection of houses & wineries. They would be Santa Maria & Annunziata on little connector roads up to La Morra, Novello & Verduna which technically are on the same ridge as La Morra, then Cherasco & Roddi.

While a Barolo wine zone map would show you where the wineries are located, alla Napa Valley, one simply does not yet exist. But it almost doesn't matter because 99% of the Barolo & Barbaresco wineries are by advance appointment, you can't just drop in. However, we can book Barolo & Barbaresco Wine Tours for you! Just click on Tours, Excursions & Classes and let us know which you would like to do.

And , if you are a do it yourself type, it is not at all hard to make appointments and we make it even easier by listing the top producers, large and tiny, on our web site under EXQUISITE EXPERIENCES. You will see the village they are located in and we provide the email address and website so you can "Click & Request". By now English is spoken in wineries, with the new generation having entered the business, and the wineries WILL get back to you. Give them a few days longer than you might normally, they perhaps are not as quick on the response as you might be used to, but respond they will! And they will show you wonderful hospitality.
In planning, remember that it is about 15 to 20 minute drive time between villages and the winery visit, which will include cellar tour and then a full sit down wine tasting, lasts about 2 hours. Or go to Exquisite Experiences and click Tours, Excursions & Classes and simply choose a barolo or barbaresco wine tour, wine or gastronomic excursion or class and we will do all the work for you! Here are a couple of links to pretty decent maps of the area. Using the explanation above will be very helpful, if not essential, in figuring out where you would like go and how to plan. http://en.comuni-italiani.it/004/013/mappa.html.