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

  • 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

  • Mommy's Time Out

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

  • 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...

  • Tinazzi

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

  • Cantina di Soave

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

  • Michele Castellani

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

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Il Conte Veneto Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Montasolo Trebbiano Rubicone 2012

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Assume you're talking dessert wines? That's the only version I've ... ... had, a few times in the Veneto.Your profile says you're in the States. Are you actually in Italy?Sounds like a very, very specialized niche, even though there was some cachet around it way back when I started drinking in the '70s. Have barely heard anything of it since ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Picolit


  • Albino Armani Soave Italy 2013

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    "Very drinkable" Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Secco Original Vintage Edition Bertani 2010

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    Wine review by newyorkwineguy


  • Tedeschi Soave Classico Capitel Monte Tenda 2010

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    Deeply aromatic on the nose with waxy base notes, lots of polleny accents and hints of peppery spice, incense, and dried peach fruits. Rich and slightly waxy on entry, this shows powerfully in the mouth with fine mouthgrab and a wonderfully well knit together texture. The flavors of peach and slightly honeyed citrus fruit are bright and vivid in... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Luke is from Italy apparently. (click on his name!).Welcome Luke!  What ... are you in?I love wines from Veneto, but also Sangiovese and Nebbiol Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Il Colle Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze

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    We brought a case of mixes IL Colle wines back from Italy. Each bottle has been such a wonderful wine. While the price is low the quality that goes into each bottle is very high. I do hope that in the near future it will be carried in more stores in the USA. Read More

    Wine review by ckwhit


  • Last night we stopped by the two Crystal City (Virginia) Wine Shops for their ... the old world - an Italian Veneto (I didn't like it), a Spanish Rose (just ok) and a French red blend (la pew).  We didn't buy any of those, but we did pick up another Rose called DMZ that's made from Cabernet Sauvignon.  At the second wine shop on 20th street (y... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Wine review by katzpheno


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