If you must enjoy the wine country, if you find yourself so lucky; I highly recommend staying at Cascina Arcangelo Raffaele.
Located in a tiny town called Verduno, across from a fantastic restaurant and for an incredibly reasonable price, we booked this apartment for a couple of weeks. Comfortable bed, great kitchen, excellent bathroom, clean environs with plenty of room to relax after touring the Langue and exploring northern Italy.
Charmingly decorated, the owner is very kind, speaks enough English, and she's always available should you have any additional needs or questions about the area. Her family owns a local vineyard and I highly recommend a wine tasting; wonderful stay and way to enjoy the Piemonte region! more