Piedmont with Scribe Winery
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Heritage & Connection
Dive deep into the culture and cuisine of Piedmont with Scribe Winery's Kelly Mariani
September 10 - 16, 2022
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7 Days, 6 Nights
From Turin to Langhe and Gavi
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In Piedmont, it’s not uncommon for every dish, and each precious ingredient like truffles, sheep milk’s cheese or sparkling wine, to have its own story and local heritage. It’s part of the ‘Slow Food’ culture born in the region and threaded eloquently through all of northern Italy. The people of Piedmont know the region’s food is about responsibility and reverence for the landscape, and for life itself.
Our tour guide is Scribe’s own Kelly Mariani. After learning to cook and celebrate food with her family of California farmers, her passion for gastronomy eventually led her to live and study in Piedmont, where she received a Master’s Degree at the Slow Food University in Pollenzo. After years of learning and living like an Italian, she returned home to California to cook for Alice Waters at her legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, before joining her family’s Scribe Winery in Sonoma. Traveling back to Piedmont is a dream come true for Kelly, and we’re honored to go along for the ride.
If you love fine wines and exquisite regional cuisine, this trip is for you. If you are fascinated by how landscape and history shape a bottle of local Barolo or Barbaresco, you’ll relish every minute. Meet winemakers and artisans whose generations-old techniques reflect the region’s authentic heritage.
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Scribe’s mission is to help you cultivate a healthy relationship with nature. Bring that connection into focus by learning about the ethical production that makes for a better sipping experience.
After earning a Master's degree at the Slow Food University in Piedmont and cooking at the American Academy in Rome, Kelly eventually returned home to join her family’s Scribe Winery in Sonoma. Now, Kelly’s menus at Scribe draw inspiration from her years of travel and the farm's garden, rich with the same extraordinary Californian bounty she first learned to love.
Learn about the Slow Food ethics weaved throughout northern Italy and taste the results of centuries of tradition and local care
As a fourth-generation and family-operated winery, we believe in a healthy relationship between people and nature. Just like each of our wines represents a specific time and place on the vineyard, so do the connections we make on every new experience around the world. Travel with us and toast to an adventure.
The Slow Food philosophy is "good, clean and fair." It’s a principle we apply to our wines at Scribe.
Savor Piedmont’s bounty: local truffles, crisp Cortese di Gavi and the legendary wines of Barolo and Barbaresco.
Turin Palace HotelTurin
Wide windows and incredible views make it easy to enjoy Turin from afar. Light-filled rooms and all the modern comforts make it the perfect base to explore the city.
Villa BeccarisMonforte d' Alba
An 18th-century gem tucked away in Barolo wine country, Villa Beccaris is an oasis of calm and beauty with frescoed ceilings and stately antique furniture adorning the bedrooms. The pool and private garden overlook the picturesque village of Monforte. It's perfection.
Set near lush woods and the sprawling vineyards of Monterotondo, our boutique villa hotel is the perfect nature-meets-luxury experience, set in a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse manor with all the modern comforts. It's also a working vineyard, producing acclaimed Gavi and Barbera wines stored on the grounds in historic cellars you can visit in between visits to the spa or simply wandering the expansive grounds.
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What does the price include?
Six nights at boutique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare to or from Italy; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at the Turin Palace Hotel in Turin, Italy. The closest airport is the Torino International Airport (TRN). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. Our adventure ends seven days later in the small town of Gavi, Italy. Torino International Airport (TRN) is about 90 minutes away.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Italian embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading the trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel before March 13, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after March 14, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 12, 2022, there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.