IO, BAROLO la nuit – 2016 edition

On Saturday, May 28th 2016 “Strada del Barolo” commemorates its first 10 years of activity and celebrates the new Barolo vintage on the fiftieth anniversary of the D.O.C. recognition. 

“Io, Barolo” 2016 will be an edition full of anniversaries: in fact, this year, we celebrate the tenth birthday ofStrada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa” and the fiftieth anniversary of the recognition of D.O.C. for the Barolo wine, as it was labeled on April 23rd 1966. Two good reasons not to miss!

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th 2016 and for the fourth consecutive year the garden of the Roddi Castle will host Io, Barolo – la nuit, the highly awaited event organized by Strada del Barolo to celebrate the new Barolo vintage!

The protagonists of the evening will be the producers, who, through their work continue to make the “King of Wines” great, and especially the public of wine lovers, who will have the opportunity to taste at least thirty different labels of the 2012 Barolo vintage.

  • From 18.30 to 22.00, in the garden of the castle there will be tables dedicated to the thematic tasting of the 2012 Barolo featuring producing members of Strada del Barolo, who will also be available to satisfy any curiosity. Each participant will receive a stem glass to take home as a memento of the event and a coupon allowing them to make a visit to one of the wineries attending the event, giving a 10% discount on any purchases made.
  • At the same time, in Piazza Umberto I, the protagonists will be the other great wines of Langa which, for the entire evening, will be served in combination with a selection of local products. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy single dishes paired with the great wines, to be chosen from important red and fresh white wines.
  • Starting from 22:00 there will be the musical entertainment with the Jazz Rock band Gregor Kay, which will continue until late at night!

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Barolo D.O.C. and the tenth anniversary of the “Strada del Barolo”, will also be proposed some exceptional initiatives:

  • 17.30 >> Special Wine Tasting Experience®: guided tasting of a selection of the best regional wines paired with Parmigiano Reggiano and fine meats of Parma and Piacenza provided by “Parchi del Ducato – Emilia Occidentale”, led by the sommelier Sandro Minella and by the food expert Davide Pagani. 30 places available. Cost: € 35.00 per person, including admission to the garden for the tasting of Barolo 2012.
  • 20.30 >> “The Barolo challenge in cooperation with WineZone: a challenge between two districts of the Barolo area, in order to highlight the different features of this great wine. The first edition of this Barolo challenge will see Monforte d’Alba and Verduno facing each other. Three wine makers of each district will present their Barolo 2009 and will show in front of the public their territory and its characteristics. This wine tasting will be led by the sommelier Mario Bevione, but the real judges will be all of you! 25 places available. Cost: € 45.00 per person, including admission to the garden for the tasting of Barolo 2012.
  • Among the many news, the “Strada del Barolo” will also have the pleasure to host the last episode of the talent show Sukulan Suojatit (“Protected by Sukula”), a television program produced by Moskito Television Finland for the Finnish tv Channel 4, in which a group of eight young beginners are introduced and trained in the restaurant business by the acclaimed and award-winning Finnish chef Jyrki Sukula. The final episode will be filmed in the Castle of Roddi (CN), during IO, Barolo la nuit: in this episode the contestants will prepare two dishes (one recipe of Italian cuisine and one of Finnish cuisine) which will be served during the evening in Piazza Umberto I.


The event is organized by Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa, with the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo and with the patronage of Associazione per il Patrimonio dei Paesaggi Vitivinicoli di Langhe-Roero e Monferrato, in cooperation with Unione di Comuni Colline di Langa e del BaroloComune and Pro Loco of Roddi, Turismo in Langa, Centro GraficoWine ZoneMarcarino ArredamentiConsorzio per la Tutela del formaggio Robiola di Roccaverano D.O.P., Ristorante La Crota, La Cucina di PinaAgrisalumeria Luiset, tɛrra, Scuola Internazionale di Cucina del Tartufo bianco d’AlbaA.S.D. Monforte Barolo Boys, Verduno è UnoStrada del Riso Vercellese di QualitàParchi del Ducato”, Ente di Gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità – Emilia Occidentale. Music direction: Barolo Jazz Club.



NEW: FROM THIS YEAR, in order to avoid long lines at the entrance and to be sure of access to the event, you can buy tickets with an online presale with a € 2.00 discount.

Unlimited tasting of Barolo + glass holder and stem glass (from 6:30pm to 10:00pm):
Sale on site (subject to availability!): € 25.00 (Only cash payments)

Wine Tasting Experience® + unlimited tasting of Barolo + glass holder and stem glass:

“The Barolo challenge” + unlimited tasting of Barolo + glass holder and stem glass:
Online presale (subject to availability!): € 45.00

Tasting of great wines of Langa in piazza Umberto I:
First tasting + glass holder and stem glass: 5,00 € *
From second tasting onwards: 2,50 €*

Dishes available for the tasting in Piazza Umberto I:
Dish of Parma ham and Parmesan Cheese offered by Ducato di Parma e Piacenza: 5,00 €*
“Luiset” a sausage-on-the-go: 5,00 €*
Different types of risotto with rice supplied by Strada del Riso Vercellese di Qualità, prepared by the restaurant La Crota: 5,00 €*
Hot smoked salmon with new potatoes in dill pesto by “Sukulan Suojatit”: 5,00 €*
Fassona meatballs “La Granda” Slow Food Presidium, by “FoodLab” and “tɛrra”: 5,00 €*
Dishes of cheeses supplied by Consorzio per la Tutela del formaggio Robiola di Roccaverano D.O.P. paired with fruit compote by La Cucina di Pina: 5,00 €*
Strawberries with ice-cream, by Pro Loco di Roddi: 5,00 €*

(*) Only cash payments!!

Please note that the event will also take place in bad weather.



  1. Amalia Cascina in Langa – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  2. Aurelio Settimo – La Morra (CN)
  3. Boasso Franco – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
  4. Bric Cenciurio – Barolo (CN)
  5. Cadia – Roddi (CN)
  6. Cascina del Monastero – La Morra (CN)
  7. Castello di Verduno – Verduno (CN)
  8. Ciabot Berton – La Morra (CN)
  9. Costa di Bussia – Tenuta Arnulfo – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  10. Crissante Alessandria – La Morra (CN)
  11. Damilano – Barolo (CN)
  12. Diego Morra – Verduno (CN)
  13. Dosio Vigneti – La Morra (CN)
  14. Fontanafredda – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
  15. Franco Conterno – Cascina Sciulun – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  16. Fratelli Alessandria – Verduno (CN)
  17. Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno – Barolo (CN)
  18. Giacomo Borgogno & Figli – Barolo (CN)
  19. Gigi Rosso – Castiglione Falletto (CN)
  20. Josetta Saffirio – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  21. La Biòca – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
  22. La Torricella – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  23. Le Strette – Novello (CN)
  24. Monchiero F.lli – Castiglione Falletto (CN)
  25. Negretti – La Morra (CN)
  26. Olivero Mario – Roddi (CN)
  27. Palladino – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
  28. Podere Ruggeri Corsini – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  29. Silvano Bolmida – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
  30. Sukula – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
  31. Tenuta L’Illuminata – La Morra (CN)
  32. Terre del Barolo – Castiglione Falletto (CN)


Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa
Tel: +39 0173 787166

With the contribution of:
fondaz CRC colori

Under the patronage of:
UNESCO - Paesaggi Vitivinicoli 2016

Music direction:
Barolo Jazz club