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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Campagnola

    Since 1907 the Campagnola Winery, in the heart of historical Valpolicella area, researches and pi...

  • Tinazzi

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

  • Cantina Giacomo Montresor

    The Montresor family has its roots in France. The count Claude de Montresor had a prominent impor...

  • Bolla

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

  • Italo Cescon

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

  • Albino Armani

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

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