I have become an aficionado of Piedmont wines, which surprisingly are quite varied. Guests on the trips that I lead in Piedmont can expect to leave with a heavy dose of wine knowledge and encouragement to swirl, sniff and taste the different varietals. Although there are many to choose from, I like to encourage visitors to taste the three main reds: Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo.Read more
About: Tracy Regan
Tracy had two of her passions collide when she began leading bike trips for Backroads in California wine country in 2014. Her love of wine and bicycles grew and she expanded her role as Trip Leader to the Chianti and Piedmont regions of Italy, fulfilling a dream that began half a decade earlier on her own Italian cycling adventure. Tracy has been studying wine personally and professionally for 4 years and has attained her Level 1 Sommelier Certification. When she isn’t leading guests on gastronomic journeys through the Italian countryside, she lives in Durango, Colorado on the border of the San Juan Mountains and the desert canyon country. Tracy and her husband own a café in Durango and can either be found serving up local creations or enjoying the great outdoors.