Spring Events in Piedmont: What’s going on in the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato in May.

piedmont wineThe spring in Piedmont means endless wine festivals.

Are you ready for spring events in Piedmont? Join the region for exciting wine and food activities to please every palate.

The month of May started off busy with the always popular Vinum festival in Alba. And, the rest of the month promises equally fun and exciting events that showcase the Piedmont wine region and all its treasures.

Read on for our picks for top picks for May events in Piedmont! And, keep up on all Piedmont events by visiting our event section.


Things to do in Piedmont: May 

Vinum Alba (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: The annual Vinum event in Alba has become a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Try the wines of the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato in one place with tasting experiences guided and curated by the AIS (Italian Association of Sommeliers).

Also showcases Langa region street food with stands around the city’s historic center. And, if you’ve got kids, don’t miss the Vinum Bimbi area that features wooden toys to help them learn about the region’s agricultural goods.

And, close to our heart, as a barbera producer from the Monferrato, is the Barbera lab, hosted by the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti.

  • Location: Alba
  • Date: April 25 to 28, May 1, 4, 5
  • Admission: Varies by activity.
spring eventThe Vinum festival runs annually at the end of April through early May.
spring event childrenIf you are travelling with the little ones, Vinum Alba has you covered

Nocciolonga (Piedmont food festival)

About the event: A gastronomic food and wine walk through an area featuring the Piedmont region’s prized hazelnut trees. Eight stages let participants taste select products and wines. Try everything from breakfast to gelato. Products are available to purchase along the way and at the end.

  • Location: Piazza Giuseppe Romita, 2, 14013 Castellero, AT
  • Date: May 5
  • Admission: €22.00 (kids under 6 are free)

Barbaresco a Tavola (Piedmont wine event)

About the event: Now in its 26th edition, Barbaresco a Tavola has become a favorite of the annual spring events in Piedmont. It’s attended by locals, producers, and visitors who are lucky enough to get a reservation.

Each year, the Enoteca Regionale del Barbaresco presents the latest Barbaresco vintage in collaboration with area restaurants. It offers a unique opportunity to taste, pair, and get to know the latest Barbaresco vintage. This year celebrates the release of the 2016 vintage.

Paired with up to five courses of Piedmont cuisine, the event takes place over three Friday nights showcasing 20 different Barbaresco 2016 wines. Each week the same wines are served at each restaurant. And, a new set of 20 producers is poured weekly. All wines are served blind to allow the taster to experience the vintage without any conditioning. Producer names are revealed at the end of the night.

Reservations must be made directly with participating restaurants (see the Enoteca del Barbaresco website for the list and contact information).

  • Location: Varies
  • Date: May 10, 17, 24
  • Price: Varies by restaurant
  • Contact: +39 0173 635251, enoteca@enotecadelbarbaresco.it

barbarescoBarbaresco a Tavola is a three-night blind tasting event that features the latest Barbaresco release.
Photo Credit: Enoteca Regionale del Barbaresco.

Festa del Ruché (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: A three-day dedicated to the indigenous ruchè grape. Explore the wines, purchase bottles, and enjoy the musical entertainment.

  • Location: Tenuta La Mercantile, SP94, 4, 14030 Castagnole Monferrato, AT
  • Date: May 10, 11, 12
  • Price: €12.00; price includes admission, a wine glass with a pouch, and eight tasting vouchers.
  • Contact: +39 0173 364631, stampa.eventi@gowinet.it

Nizza é Barbera (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: If you are looking to try top regional wines, head to Nizza Monferrato on the 11th and 12th. The event features 50+ producers of the finest Barbera d’Asti in Nizza Monferrato. More than 250 labels are open for tasting and explained directly by the winemakers.

And, if you want a winery visit to add to your experience, book a tasting at the Scarpa winery. It is just around the corner from the festivities and on weekends. Walk-ins welcome and the wine shop is available for purchases. To book your tasting, visit our Facebook page, call +39 0141 721331 or email ciao@scarpawinery.com.

  • Location: Piazza Garibaldi, Nizza Monferrato
  • Date: May 11, 12
  • Price: €20.00; price includes admission, a wine glass with a pouch, and a discount to taste the cured meats and cheeses.
  • Contact: +39 320 141 4335, segreteria@enotecanizza.it
wine tastingSchedule a winery visit at the historic Scarpa winery in Nizza Monferrato.

Sbarbatelle 2019 (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: Experience the 3rd edition of this exciting wine event. The program features the winemakers of tomorrow – producers under 35 – from all over Italy.

  • Location: Tenuta dei Marchesi Alfieri, Piazza Vittorio Alfieri 28, San Martino Alfieri, AT
  • Date: May 12, 11:00 to 18:00
  • Admission: €20.00 (see the site for other events, including a MasterClass)
  • Contact: +39 339 7339813, asti@aispiemonte.it

Fiera San Secondo

About the event: The San Secondo Fair showcases the top artisan products of Asti in the famous Piazza Campo del Palio.

  • Location: Piazza Campo del Palio, Asti, AT
  • Date: May 4 to 13
  • Contact: +39 347 875 3145, fierasansecondoasti@libero.it

WineTasting Street (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: Two evenings set in the historic city center with a focus on regional Piedmont wine and food.

  • Location: Via Garetti, 14100 Asti, AT
  • Date: May 10, 11
  • Contact: +39 0141 907857, info@cascinarosengana.it

piedmont wine tastingIn Festival (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: In its 22nd edition, the In festival shares the food and wine of the Langhe and beyond.

  • Location: City Center, Cossano Belbo, CN
  • Date: May 18
  • Contact: +39 0141 88125, sagra@prolococossanobelbo.it

Trekking, Yoga, and Nature in the Roero hills

About the event: Terre Alte, in collaboration with Easy Yoga, offers a Piedmont region walk with a yoga class in the panoramic hills of the Roero winemaking area.

  • Location: Strada Provinciale Santo Stefano Roero, Montà
  • Date: May 11
  • Admission: Inquire
  • Contact: https://ecyogastudio.com/contatti/

Serralunga Vino e (Piedmont wine festival)

About the event: Serralunga Vino E showcases the wines of the Barolo wine-making area of Serralunga d’Alba. The event starts with a gala dinner “At the table with the Winemakers”. It continues throughout the weekend with an open-air festival in the village center.

  • Location: Village of Serralunga d’Alba
  • Date: May 30, June 1, 2
  • Admission: Varies by the program
  • Contact: info@serralungavinoe.com

And, those are our picks for the most exciting spring events in Piedmont!

If we missed anything you think we must include, please drop us a note in the comments.

Check back in for summer events in Piedmont in June. And, check out our event section for a calendar listing of upcoming Piedmont events.