Saturday 22nd June 2019 – Castle of Grinzane Cavour – at 6,30 p.m. – 288th CHAPTER OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE.




5.30 pm  Courtyard of the Castle: display by the Flag-throwers and Musicians of Alba

Registration for accreditation in the Cafeteria


6.00 pm  Sala delle Maschere

Meeting of the Ruling Council with the Knights, Authorities and guests


Introduction by the Grand Master


6.10 pm   Talk by Paola Casagrande entitled “Langhe, Roero, Monferrato Unesco World Heritage – 5
years on


6.40 pm     Investiture of Honorary Knights and Postulants


7.30 pm      Welcome aperitif


8.00 pm     Dinner of the 288th Chapter of the Summer Solstice in Sala Cavour


10 pm          In the courtyard of the Castle: Suoni dalle Colline di Langhe e Roero

Alba Music Festival on the Hills of Unesco – Edition XIII –

Artistic Director Giuseppe Nova

Antonio Vivaldi from “Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione”:

                   “The Four Seasons” – Alessandria Orchestra Classica


11 pm          The Candle on the Unesco Castle

Switching off of the beam of light symbolically drawing attention during the week onto Grinzane
Cavour Castle and the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato Vineyard Landscape ahead of the great Unesco


                       The Great Unesco Cake

Cutting of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato Vineyard Landscape Cake and a toast with official
magnums of Asti Dolce Docg in celebration of the Unesco Birthday


Music, show and entertainment to celebrate the great event in 2014 that endorsed the status of our area as one of the most important food and wine destinations in the world!!



APERITIFS in the courtyard

… Surprises from Marc Lanteri’s kitchen

Langhe Sauvignon DOC 2017 – Az. Agr. Silvano Bolmida

Petit pois, poached organic egg, Luiset prosciutto

Fresh hand-pinched pasta filled with Seirass ricotta, served on a creamy bed of wild herbs and dusted with coffee

Dogliani DOCG Briccolero 2016 – Az. Vin. Chionetti Quinto e figlio

Small Fassona rump steak cooked in nebbiolo, served with garden vegetables

Barolo DOCG Del Comune di Serralunga 2013 – Az. Vin. Palladino


Meringue, vanilla chantilly and apricots

Piemonte Brachetto DOC 2017 – Az. Agr. Gatti Piero


Coffee and sweet delicacies


The wines accompanying the appetizers and dishes have been picked from among the Winners of the 44th Selection chosen by the Order’s Tasting Panel.