Veneto Wine

The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant percentage, nearly a quarter, of the country’s total wine industry. Several of the major DOCs, including Soave, Bianco di Custoza, Valpolicella and Bardolino, plus Amarone, are produced here. The beloved sparkling wine Prosecco, while produced all over the country, has its origins and its best expression in the Veneto and is its own DOC.

The history of wine-making in the region can be traced back as far as a few centuries BC in the Bronze Age. The Romans eventually took over, as they were wont to do, and began dividing plots of land into more organized vineyard sites. They also established the cities that would become Venice (Venezia) and Verona, both major hubs for fashion, art, trade and wine. There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus, describing a sweet wine made from half dried grapes in Verona that is mostly likely an early version of Amarone or Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Veneto View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

Subregions of Veneto

  • Colli Berici

    The Berici Hills extend southwards from Vicenza over a vast area, enclosed by the mild climate of...

  • Valpolicella

    Valpolicella is a DOC named for the valley in the Veneto region of Italy, meaning “valley of ma...

  • Bardolino

    Bardolino is a wine produced from grapes grown in the hills surrounding Lake Garda in the Veron...

  • Bianco Di Custoza

  • Colli Euganei

Popular Wineries in Veneto View all

  • Italo Cescon

    The history of this winery started in 1957 when the founder Italo, moved by his bravery and insig...

  • Bella Sera

    Bella sera wines come from vineyards located in the renown Tre Venezie and Toscana regions of Italy.

  • Tinazzi

    Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi is located in Lazise, near the beautiful Garda Lake. It was founded a...

  • Michele Castellani

    With our work in the vineyards and our love for the grapes, we as a family are carrying on a wine...

  • Tommasi

    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

  • Vignalta

    The Hills are a group of hills which rise isolated hills in the Veneto plain. Whichever way you...

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Famiglia Cielo Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by CSSeymour


  • Rapido Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Easy review, awful. Actually served at an upscale restaurant! Read More

    Wine review by Ceegun


  • Well DV, the part I liked was where you put duct tape on the bottles. That ... ... from Hungary and a Cab from Veneto and finisned a 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay. That was for 4 people. Night before it was another Champagne, 97 Napa Cab, another Brunello, Australian Chardonnay, CdP, and some other tasty Italian thing that I don't remember at the m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown


  • Lamarca Prosecco NV

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    This nice little dry Prosecco (not really traditional - but more in the modern vein, it seems) has a good lemon nose and white toast and lemon palate with no bitterness on the finish - which is a pleasant surprise. This is the beer or wines - except from certain select areas (Valdobbiadene, exempli gratia, vinum pucinum Galliae mihi). If you ca... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Maculan Palazzotto Cabernet Sauvignon Breganze 2011

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    Quite pronounced aromas still holding some heat and powdered sugar, chalk and red raspberry aromas with a touch of perfumed floral violet. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, mostly with red ripe berries and blackberries, some leather and tobacco hints at an ability to age a few years with a finish of vanilla, cinnamon and dark chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenuta Polvaro Oro 2013

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    Clean and direct on the nose with peach and melon rind. Flavors of tart lemon, butter and blue cheese, with a faint green note of fresh cut grass and finish of grapefruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenuta Polvaro Lison Classico 2013

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    Smoke and tart lemon aromas. Smooth and tart with lemon flavor and a bit of creamy buttery note and golden delicious apples with some greek yogurt tartness and a smoky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Voga Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Lightly nutty, funky aromas with touches of peach and mango. A bit flabby in the mouth with mostly tropical notes of papaya with a hint of nuttiness on the finish with a touch of light lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carletto Pinot Grigio NV

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    Floral rose petal aromas with a hint of peach and some petrol notes as well. Smooth and light in the mouth with just a touch of citrus and a light bready note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carletto Ricco Bianco 2013

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    Honey and melon aromas. Smooth and honeyed on the palate with a mid-palate of light lemon and some mellow toast on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I have this bottle of what i think is wine it has 4 small shot glasses connected to the side and its covered with mashay style art with a lady holding a bird on her finger. can anybody explain to me what it is where its from?

    Comment by 477040ChrisFraco 477040 ChrisFraco


  • Summer in Veneto, and a chilled bottle of prosecco sees you nicely through the day. The prosecco festival in Valdobbiadene is not to be missed, and many other neighbouring towns also get in on the act on weekends. The Bartolomiol is probably the best I've tasted.

    Comment by 372893bibuloso 372893 bibuloso


  • More than ten years ago a holiday dinner at a lovely northern Italian restaurant led me to trying my first taste of Valpolicella. I fell in love with it and have spent the last decade or so atoning for the lost years drinking dreadful mass-produced white zinfandel and wedding dreck. I have developed a wide-ranging palate and particularly a tas...

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  • Have I got some wine suggestions for you! Just about all the Wines from Giuseppe Campagnola Winery are excellent not to mention they are rediculously priced. From the Giuseppe Valpolicella "Le Bine" Ripasso It's delicate and stylish $14., then there is the Caterini Zardini same Winery's Valpolicella DOC. A "Baby Amarone" $20. to the top two Gius...

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