Experience tourism: tasting of dreams at the Marrone Winery
When we talk about experience tourism, we are talking about tourism that goes beyond the traditional tour of famous cities, museums and monuments known around the world; when we talk about experience tourism, we are talking about authentic tourism, full of emotion, which makes us experience unique and unforgettable moments. Today I bring you my experience of a very special wine tasting in the middle of a winery. I can already tell you one thing: it was perfect! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”.
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Let’s have an amazing wine tasting among the vines! Yes, I invite you to come with me because, today, I want to share with you my delightful experience in a very special place: the Marrone Winery.
Marrone Winery: dream tasting!
First of all, let’s get to know the winery a little better. The Marrone Winery was founded over a century ago! It was founded in 1887 by the family of Marrone Pietro and has always been managed by the family itself. The winery produces impeccable, tasty wines and exports to several countries around the world such as Holland, Belgium, America and China. The winery is beautiful, it offers splendid panoramas and the top of its beauty is during the sunset: everything turns golden and seems to hypnotize our eyes! It’s hard to describe how beautiful the place is!
Where is the Marrone Winery?
In a magical place, full of beauty! Marrone is located in a small town in the Piedmont region, more precisely in La Morra. La Morra is located in the province of Cuneo and has around 2,000 inhabitants; is full of natural beauties, and offers us the perfect setting for a divine dinner in the middle of the grape plantations. And that’s what I’m going to share with you today: my experience dining among the vines!
Marrone currently produces six types of white wines (Langhe DOC Favorita, Langh DOC Arneis, Gavi DOCG, Langhe DOC Arneis “Três Fie”, Langhe DOC Chardonnay “Memundis”, Gavi do Municipio de Gavi DOCG); twelve red wines (Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC “Carlot”, Barbera d’Alba DOC “Carlot”, Langhe DOC Passione, Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore “La Pantalera”, Nebbiolo d’ Alba DOC Superiore “Agrestis”, Langhe DOC “Sancarlo”, Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, Barolo DOCG “Pichemej”, and Barolo DOCG Bussia); a rose wine, the Langhe DOC Rosato “Dolcevita”; and a dessert wine, the Moscato d’Asti DOCG “Solaris”. All of them are impeccably delicious and made with strict quality controls.
Talking about quality, the production of wines is super controlled, from harvesting to bottling. They think of every detail with great care; the vines are very well cared for and offer us a vision of paradise: the green contrasts with the blue of the sky and the brown of the earth and seems to paint a picture before our eyes!
The team that works at the winery is impressively friendly, very well trained and very knowledgeable about all production processes; the environment is splendid. The feeling of being at home is something that caught my attention: it feels like we are at our grandparents’ house, such is the hospitality!
In addition to the tasting…
The coolest thing about the winery is that they offer several amazing attractions. In addition to a walk – with all the calm in the world! – through the vines, you can also take a mini cooking course that is taught by the local chef, chef Paolo Garabello with the help dear Mamma Giovanna, and offers us the opportunity to learn typical recipes of the region and, of course, taste his masterpiece at the end! You can also learn more about growing the grapes, do a guided tasting – which takes place on a panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards which is something to take your breath away! – And, of course, the highlight: a wine tasting with a view to the vines. Also read When is the best time to visit Italian wineries?
Gold Tip: Book in advance!
Be sure to not book at the last minute, especially if you are traveling during peak season! For more details on all the attractions offered by them, you can click here!
About the visit
I did the tasting of the main wines produced by them and the visit is very detailed. They give us information about the whole process; this visit lasted about two hours and they offer you a real lesson on wines, grapes, pairing, production, and much more. About the wine tasting: very special! The price of the tour is EUR 15 to 50 per person and it is worth every penny! The atmosphere is really powerful!
- A very common question among travelers: can I go with children? Yes, you can! The place is great for families, although the predominant audience is made up of couples.
- Another thing that also causes many questions: how do I get there? The best option is with a transfer or a private driver. Remember that you will be drinking, so I do not advise you to drive, for safety reasons, ok?
- Another precious piece of advice: it’s the kind of place to go without haste! The ideal is to organize the visit after lunch, do the tasting calmly, and take a walk through the vines.
I take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Vinícola Marrone from the bottom of my heart: they were very kind from our first contact! Everything there is fascinating!
A little about La Morra
La Morra is also called “one of the king’s knights”, that is, La Morra is part of a list of eleven communities where the so-called “King of Wines”, Barolo, is produced. The cities that make up the list of Barolo producers are: (total territory) Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d’Alba; (partial territory) La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Roddi, Verduno, Cherasco, Diano d’Alba, Novello and Grinzane Cavour. The production of Barolo follows a strict specification that provides for the exclusive vinification of Nebbiolo grapes, and it is essential that they are grown within the borders of the territory of the cities mentioned above. This specification has remained unchanged since 1966, and since 2011 new plants have been restricted. It is estimated that the area produces 14 million bottles of wine annually.
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