History

On February 22th 1967, a Food and Wine Confraternity named “Order of the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba” was formed in a small trattoria in Grinzane Cavour with the aim of relaunching and promoting the area’s good food and wine.

The association’s twenty-one impartial and independent founders drew up statutes which still today state that the purpose of the Order is to protect and disseminate the genuine food, wines and other marvellous and unmistakeable products of Alba and the Langhe throughout the world. Membership of the Order of the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba has grown over the years.

The twenty-one Knights at the outset were all Albesi, or in any case from the Langhe; today the Order has members throughout the world. Over the years, Delegations have been set up in Switzerland, Hong Kong, New York, Napa Valley and Taiwan, where Chapters are held under the leadership of Masters, dedicated to our food and wine traditions, premium products and highly acclaimed wines.