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,...

  • 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...

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

  • Voga

    Voga is an Italian wine brand in the under $10 range with unique bottle shapes reminiscent of p...

  • Vignalta

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

  • Bolla

    Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla....

  • Albino Armani

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

  • Tommasi

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

  • Bella Sera

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

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Tezza Valpolicella Superiore Brolo del Giare 2007

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    Still young and vibrant Italian corvina blend. Lots of dark fruit - black cherry wrapped in dark chocolate. Slightly edgy tannin with a decent acidic backbone. Give this puppy some air time and serve with food, went well with vegetable lasagna and garlic bread. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Bertani Secco-Bertani Original Vintage Edition 2010

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    Just a bit of Corvinone and other varieties, merlot, osceleta, Sangiovese, first part of fermentation in SS, then once it slows down it finishes in botte cherry and chestnut, instead of finishing in eight days the fermentation lingers for thirty even forty days, the long slow fermentation allows the wine to gain sweetness, not jamminess but gent... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bertani Secco Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso 2011

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    Floral and mineral on the nose with strong aromas of limestone and mineral water, over underlying spice with hints of violets and some dried cherry fruit. Fresher and lighter on entry than one might expect but this quickly gains focus in the mouth with good acids and austere little tannins adding dryness and depth to the palate. The flavors are ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bertani Valpolicella 2012

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    Slate, iron, floral notes of African violet with those herbal base notes and dried herbs all billow from the glass helping to frame the core of crushed berry fruit here. This also has a slightly astringent edge to it with a hint of mint and white soil tones on the nose. Bright, fresh and transparent in the mouth with attractive clarity and miner... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Classico Superiore la Fabriseria 2010

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    Stemmy and spicy on the high toned and complex nose that shows some light medicinal shadings over fine floral accent notes with a leathery fruit base. Thick and a bit powerful for Valpolicella, this is built on a hard tannic base, and they are chewy tannins, though paired with fine acids that are covered by the rich fruit. With noticeable ste... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Maternigo Valpolicella Superiore 2011

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    Chalky and tight on the nose with reticent notes of dried herbs and emerging notes of tobacco, and huge soil tones. This is a big Valpolicella, a little chewy, packed with fruit that retains a nice edge of bitterness that recalls apple,seeds. Air brings out the violets on the nose, while bright acids add lift to the juicy blueberry, red currant... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Capitel San Rocco 2011

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    Peppery on the nose with precise aromas of black pepper corn, dark fruit, and briar wood, that picks up a little pollen floral tone and some gentle baking spice with air. This is a lovely small wine with a slightly creamy texture that remains quite aromatic in the mouth with a floral extract quality over red fruit flavors. Bright acids and livel... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Corasco IGT Delle Venezie 2010

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    Lots of tobacco and carob on the nose with plenty of spice notes, green leaf, and green peppercorn. This is very fruity on entry, with lots of strawberry and fine almost blue fruits in an elegant style. The midplate reveals a little plumpness with tons of pure, crushed wild berry fruit, and clean, firm mineral driven flavors through the finish. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore Capitel Nicalo 2011

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    Smoky on the nose with hints of smoldering herbs framing aromas of dark fruit, lots of flinty mineral notes, rosehips, dried fruit and green peppercorn spice. Almost sweet on entry, with a fine base of tannins, this reveals rose petal and slightly plummy fruit on the palate with lots of spice and leafy accents. Smooth and rich with a nice licori... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Valpolicella Classico Lucchine. Fratelli Tedeschi 2012

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    Gorgeously floral on the nose, with a lovely core of crushed blueberry, and wild berry almost black currant aromas. On the palate one finds big acid driven red fruit flavors supported by some nice fine tannins and a bit of minerality all leading to a nice cherry skin finish. Juicy, firm and brightly vivid in the mouth this is all about fresh an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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