Cascina Barac country residence offers a country boutique accommodation near Alba for food, wine tasting, truffle hunting and mountain biking vacations in the heart Piemonte.
For anyone looking for a farmhouse stay near Alba amidst the vines of the Langhe Roero territory, then the Cascina Baràc is a wonderful choice.
Surrounded by a stupendous panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, it is a perfect base to discover both the city of Alba and the wider zone throughout the year.
The holiday farm can accommodate up to 25 guests in 8 double rooms, one suite and one apartment which can host four people.
Additional facilities and services include en suite bathrooms in each room, air conditioning, WiFi, children's playground and disabled access.
Horse riding, mountain biking and trekking can all be organised. A golf club is 20km away.
DISCOVER ALBA FOOD AND WINE
Alba in Piemonte is, of course, famous for its white truffles and DOC wines such as Barolo, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Barbera.
Cascina Barac can organize on request for his guests a wine tasting lesson to sample the regional wines. Look out for Diano d'Alba and the castle, home of the impressive 'Confraternita del Tartufo e dei Vini d'Alba' and the 'Enoteca Regionale'
Follow this up with a guided visit of the family owned winery and do ask about the wine tasting and cuisine workshops where expert sommeliers and chefs will introduce you to the local gastronomy.
You may also help out in the vineyards and learn about pruning, harvesting and the process of wine-making and ageing.
As for those truffles ask to join an expert 'tartufaio' or truffle hunter and accompany him and his faithful dog on a hunt for the prized tuber.
Cascina Baràc serves up genuine and traditional Piemontese dishes in season.
Guests can also start their enogastronomic experience of the territory of Langhe Roero with a buffet breakfast of fresh homemade products.