The hills that surround the city of Asti are the most famous in Monferrato. This is where some of the most important wines of Piedmont are born – red wines such as Barbera d’Asti, sparkling wines such as Asti Spumante, and legendary sweet wines like Moscato d’Asti. The Asti hills are also rich in rare and native vines, real pearls for enthusiasts, such as Freisa and Dolcetto, Malvasia, , Grignolino, Cortese, Brachetto and many others. Among the gems of the Asti area is the city of Canelli, whose underground cathedrals and ancient cellars dug by hand in the tuff, are today protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Canelli and the Underground Cathedrals are home to some of the most famous wineries in the area, specializing in the production of Metodo Classico or Champagne method: Coppo, Gancia and Contratto. But the Astigiano also hosts highly respected wineries, which have made Barbera d’Asti their flagship wine: La Spinetta, Chiarlo, Braida by Giacomo Bologna, Cascina Castlet, Cocchi, Bersano just to name a few. The heart of Asti is the area of Nizza Monferrato, whose historic vocation for Barbera has recently been recognized by a new denomination, Nizza Docg, 100% wine from Barbera grapes which follows a more strict and rigid disciplinary. Our Asti Wine Tour will take you to discover some of the best cellars of the Asti area, where you can taste the different expressions of the denomination Barbera d’Asti, Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti. There is also an excursus on the Classic Method, which in the Canelli area finds its maximum expression. On request, it is possible to book meals in one of the many restaurants in the area, characterized by some prominent places including La Fermata, I Caffi, Ca ‘Vittoria, Il Cascinale Nuovo, Ristorante da Bardon, Locanda del Sant’Uffizio and San Marco in Canelli.