Ordine dei Cavalieri del Tartufo e dei Vini di Alba
Castello di Grinzane Cavour – via Castello, 5
12060 Grinzane Cavour (CN) – ITALIE
Open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Tel. + 39 0173-22.66.24 - +39 333/4729324
On the 22nd of February 1967, in a small restaurant in Grinzane Cavour, the Oenogastronomic Association named « Order of the Knights of the Truffle and the Wines of Alba » was established. Its aim is to promote the fine cuisine of the Langhe region.
Throughout the year, the Order organizes meetings called « Chapters » where issues related to food are debated and during which traditional dishes are presented and prepared following authentic recipes, all of which are then accompanied by high-quality wines selected by experts of the Order.
Since the establishment of the Order, these events have always taken place in the historic castle of Grinzane Cavour, which is also the seat of the Enoteca Regionale and of the One-Michelin-Star Restaurant of the Castle.
The Order is composed of the following bodies :
- The Grand Council
The Grand Master
- The Honorary Grand Master
The Grand Council appoints the members of the Sovereign Council and the Grand Master.
The Sovereign Council names three experts of the food commission and three experts of the wine commission. It appoints :
- The Treasurer
- The Chancellor
- The Ceremony Master
- The Honorary Master
- The Active Members(Wise companions)
Sunday 3rd February - at11.00 a.m. - VERONA - 4th CHAPTER OF THE ITALIAN DELEGATION OF NORTH WEST
Saturday 23rd February – at 11.00 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour - GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sunday 24th March - at 11 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour – 285th CHAPTER OF THE SPRING IN THE LANGHE
Sunday 14th April – at 11.00 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour – 286th CHAPTER OF THE BUDS
Saturday 18th May – at 6.00 p.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour - 287th CHAPTER OF THE TRADITION.
Saturday 22nd June – at 6.00 p.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour - 288th CHAPTER OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE.
Sunday 8th September – at 11.00 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour – 289th CHAPTER OF THE SELECTION OF THE GREAT WINES.
Sunday 13th October – at 11.00 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour - 290th CHAPTER OF THE HARVEST.
Saturday 9th November – at 6.00 p.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour - 291st CHAPTER OF THE AUTUMN MISTS
Sunday 24th November – at 11.00 a.m - Castle of Grinzane Cavour. – 292nd CHAPTER OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE OF ALBA
Friday 29th November – 7.00 p.m. - Milan – EXTRAORDINARY CHAPTER OF MILAN DELEGATION
Saturday 7th December – at 11.30 a.m. - Castle of Grinzane Cavour – FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP
Sunday 7th April – CHAPTER OF THE SWISS DELEGATION
Hong Kong Delegation
Saturday 23rd February– Hong Kong– 55th WINTER CHAPTER
Monday 18th March – Hong Kong – 56th CHAPTER
Monday 29th April – Hong Kong – 57th CHAPTER
Saturday 25th May – Hong Kong – 58th SPRING CHAPTER
Monday 15th July – Hong Kong – 59th CHAPTER
Saturday 10th August – Hong Kong – 60th SUMMER CHAPTER
Monday 21st October – Hong Kong – 61st CHAPTER
Saturday 30th November – Hong Kong – 62nd AUTUMN CHAPTER OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE
Napa e San Francisco Bay Area Delegation
Tuesday 19th February – Walnut Creek– 7th CHAPTER – WINTER IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Tuesday 19th March – 8th CHAPTER – “MY LIFE IN BAROLO” MASSIMO MARTINELLI
Wednesday 1st May– 9th CHAPTER – “AN EVENING WITH DIANNE HALES”
Thursday 11th July – Oakland - 10th CHAPTER - “A MID SUMMER KNIGHT’S DREAM”
December – Napa La Toque Restaurant – 11th CHAPTER OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE OF ALBA (date to be determined)
New York Delegation
Tuesday 19th February – New York – 8th CHAPTER
Tuesday 21st May – New York – 9th CHAPTER
Wednesday 20th November – New York – 10th CHAPTER
Saturday 12th January – Taiwan – 4th CHAPTER
Saturday 11th May– Taiwan - 5th CHAPTER
Saturday 21st September – Taiwan – 6th CHAPTER
“Prinz Eugen” Vienna Delegation
Saturday 16th February – Vienna – 1st CHAPTER OF THE FOUNDING OF THE DELEGATION
Friday 14th June – Vienna – 2nd CHAPTER
Friday 27th September – Vienna – 3rd CHAPTER
Tuesday 26th November – Vienna – 4th CHAPTER