Monforte D’Alba is a lovely little town in the hills of the Barolo wine region. Food and wine are the reason many people come here, especially during the truffle season. We wanted to explore the region on a hike, which started at the main square and led us through woods and vineyards.
Besides of the grapes of Nebbiolo, from which the famous Barolo is made, Barbera, Dolcetto, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also cultivated in this region.
Another cultivation we noticed a lot on our hike were hazelnuts. They grow here very well and as Ferrero has its headquarters in Alba, the demand is high. The company buys 25% of the world’s hazelnut production!
From Monforte we were now on our way back home, stopping at the river Po for the night, where we enjoyed a fantastic sunset.
Soon we will be back home in Austria, organising a lot of things for our next journey, which will start in September. But in-between there might be some fun events – more on our next post!