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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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

  • Cecilia Beretta

    Cecilia Beretta, pride of the Pasqua Family, was born at the beginning of the eighties as an agri...

  • Michele Castellani

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

  • Albino Armani

    400 years among grapevines is the equivalence of infinite passion for winemaking. In the Adige Va...

  • MASI

    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

  • Cantina di Soave

    Today, Cantina di Soave still maintains the same basic co-operative philosophy, that of covering ...

  • Mommy's Time Out

    Mommy’s Time Out is an independent label of wines from Italy, marketed in the US through a dist...

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Luigi Righetti 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Terre Molin Amarone 2005

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    Opened a bottle in the summer of 2016. Smooth, dry, no hint of acid. Golden-reddish-brown color with long finish. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • I Stefanini Monte di Fice Soave Superiore Classico 2014

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    Complex aromas are nutty and earthy on the nose with notes of oak and dried peach, apricot and lemon. Nicely spiced and wooded in the mouth with restrained citrus that brightens the palate alongside fruit notes of golden berries, fresh melon and green apple with a zesty, bold finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I Stefanini Monte de Toni Soave Classico 2015

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    Nutty and fresh in the glass with lemon notes and emollient hints of floral sweetness on the nose. This dances in the mouth with bright citrus, touches of pineapple and green apple fruit and a tart note towards the finish that plays against a hint of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I Stefanini Il Selese Soave 2015

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    Lightly spiced aromas of pear, lychee and white blossom. Juicy and full on the palate with good acidity, this is nicely balanced with white peach opening the way for tart citrus and lemon merengue at the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cantine di Ora Amicone Veneto Rosso 2010

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    Deep and dark, musty raisin and berry, rich with well-balanced Tannins and Acidity and smooth long finish of more earth, fruit, and mineral. Lovely. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Prosecco Sel.Banda Rossa White NV

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    Wine review by yfujii


  • So basically anything outside Toscana and Piemonte is fair game?Alto Piemonte ... and Umbria, Alto Adige and Veneto (which seems nearly as mainstream as Toscana), etc. and et Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy's other Grapes & Regions


  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2015

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    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Suavia Trebbiano di Soave Massifitti 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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...

    Comment by 233105rnzmom 233105 rnzmom


  • 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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