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.

We are delighted to announce that tickets to La Festa del Barolo 2019 will go on sale on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12pm ET, for Vinous Premium subscribers

As has been the case in prior editions of La Festa, Premium subscribers receive priority access to tickets, priority seating for the Gala Dinner and reserved seating for the 2014 Barolo Masterclass Tasting. In addition, La Festa del Barolo 2019 will introduce a new event: The Rare Wine Dinner

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Given the high level of interest, we encourage you to book your seats as soon as possible. Details on each of the events are below.

Rare Wine Dinner
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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 on The Rooftop at The NoMad Hotel. 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.

Big Bottle Gala Dinner & Charity Auction
Friday, February 1, 2019
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
Upstairs at 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.

Attending Producers:

Fratelli Alessandria



G.B. Burlotto

Elvio Cogno

Giacomo Conterno

Renato Corino


Armando Parusso

E. Pira (Chiara Boschis)

Giuseppe Rinaldi


Luciano Sandrone

G.D. Vajra


The above information is current as of November 13, 2018 and is subject to change.