New York City
January 31–February 2, 2019

La Festa del Barolo returns to New York City January 31 through February 2, 2019. First held in 2011, La Festa del Barolo brings together growers, wine lovers from around world and dozens of top sommeliers for a weekend event that is the ultimate Barolo experience.

Tickets to La Festa del Barolo 2019 are now on sale for Classic and Pro subscribers on a first come, first served basis.

The Gala Dinner, the 2014 Barolo Masterclass Tasting and La Festa del Barolo 2019's new event, The Rare Wine Dinner, are sold out. Please sent an email to if you would like to be added to the wait lists.

Rare Wine Dinner
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:30pm
The Rooftop at The NoMad, New York City

La Festa del Barolo 2019 begins on Thursday, January 31 with the Rare Wine Dinner, which continues our series of historic tastings exploring the great estates of Piedmont. This year’s Rare Wine Dinner, a vertical tasting of Giuseppe Rinaldi's super-rare Barolo Riserva Brunate from 1978 to 2010, will be held at The Rooftop at The NoMad Hotel NYC. The wines will all be served from magnum or 1.78-liter bottiglione, a traditional Piedmontese large format that is no longer in use. Rinaldi fans will know that the tiny production of pure Brunate is mostly held in the family’s private reserve and sold to a few long-time customers. Marta and Carlotta Rinaldi will be present to celebrate the memory of their father, who passed away earlier this year. Please send us an email at if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Big Bottle Gala Dinner & Charity Auction
Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:30pm
Upstairs at Del Posto, New York City

The Gala Dinner & Charity Auction will be held on Friday, February 1. Fifteen growers will each host a table and present two older vintages from large format bottles while guests are invited to bring wines from their own cellars in what is without question the most extravagant Piedmont BYOB dinner anywhere in the world. The Gala Dinner is the perfect moment for guests to share older bottles or large formats.

2014 Barolo: Surprise, Surprise... Masterclass
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:30am
Del Posto, New York City

On Saturday, February 2, we will host the 2014 Barolo: Surprise, Surprise... tasting in La Festa del Barolo’s traditional masterclass format. Antonio Galloni will moderate a spirited, interactive discussion with fifteen growers. A light lunch will follow with an opportunity to revisit the wines and spend time with the attending producers. Please send us an email at if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Attending Producers:

Fratelli Alessandria 

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Monvigliero

Gala Dinner: 2006 Barolo Gramolere (Magnum),

2003 Barolo Monvigliero (Magnum)



Tasting: 2014 Barolo Margheria

Gala Dinner: 2006 Barolo Bricco Fiasco (Magnum),

1996 Barolo San Rocco (Magnum)



Tasting: 2014 Barolo Unio

Gala Dinner: 2005 Barolo Rocche (Magnum),

2005 Barolo Ca'Mia (Magnum)



Tasting: 2014 Barolo Monvigliero

Gala Dinner: 2008 Barolo Acclivi (Magnum),

2007 Barolo Cannubi (Magnum)


Elvio Cogno 

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Bricco Pernice

Gala Dinner: 2010 Barolo Ravera (Magnum),

2010 Baroilo Riserva Vigna Elena (Magnum)


Giacomo Conterno

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Cerretta

Gala Dinner: 2010 Barolo Francia (Magnum),

1998 Barolo Riserva Monfortino (Magnum)


Renato Corino

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata

Gala Dinner: 2004 Barolo Rocche dell’ Annunziata (Magnum),

2004 Barolo Arborina (Magnum)



Tasting: 2014 Barolo Margheria

Gala Dinner: 2001 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda (Magnum),

Barolo Margheria (Magnum)


Armando Parusso 

Tasting: 2014 Barolo (Blue Label)

Gala Dinner: 2008 Barolo Bussia (Magnum),

2010 Barolo Bussia (Magnum)


E. Pira

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Via Nuova

Gala Dinner: 2014 Barolo Cannubi (Magnum),

2014 Barolo Mosconi (Magnum)


Giuseppe Rinaldi

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Brunate

Gala Dinner: 2012 Barolo Brunate (Magnum),

2008 Barolo Brunate-Le Coste (Magnum)



Tasting: 2013 Barolo Barolo Pira Vecchie Vigne

Gala Dinner: 2004 Barolo La Rocca e La Pira (Magnum),

2003 Barolo Vigna Rionda (Magnum)


Luciano Sandrone 

Tasting: 2013 Barolo Vite Talin

Gala Dinner: 2004 Cannubi Boschis (Magnum),

1997 Barolo Le Vigne (Magnum)


G.D. Vajra 

Tasting: 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole

Gala Dinner: 2010 Barolo Bricco delle Viole (Magnum),

2008 Barolo Bricco delle Viole (Magnum)



Tasting: 2014 Barolo Rocche

Gala Dinner: 2000 Barolo Ravera (Magnum),

1999 Barolo Brunate (Magnum)

The above information is current as of January 27, 2019 and is subject to change.