Hello Everyone - I've read some amazingly helpful trip reports on the board that I don't even need to ask for restaurant recommendations at this point in my planning. I've been to Italy many times but have not made it to Piemonte yet. I would love to get thoughts on which areas to base for a 10-12 day trip. We will likely rent a car.. and I was wondering if you think it's best to stay around Asti, Cuneo, or both. Then, once I figure out where we'll be, I can follow up with some questions about eats. As of now we're thinking of staying around Asti but where would you recommend the second half of our stay? La Morra? or, closer to the mountains?
For wineries, there are so many great ones to take note of.. and I noticed a lot of posts on here shy away from the "touristy" place of Alba and Barolo but if you could chime in about your favorites i would love to hear. We'd like to visit wineries that are relatively unknown but loved by locals.. we dont mind visiting a big name winery but also like to get a taste of the local stuff that you cant get in the US.