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

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Albino Armani

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

  • Cecilia Beretta

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

  • Bolla

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

  • Cantina di Soave

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

  • Bella Sera

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

  • Voga

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

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato 2007

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    Dark rich and spicy on a nose filled with macerated herbs, mint, licorice,a little VA. In the mouth this is a big wine, bright and juicy on the palate, still fairly closed but you can sense the wild berry fruit with hints of pomegranate, chocolate, and those macerated herbs from the nose. Tannic and powerful on the palate and through the chocol... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zenato Amarone Classico 2009

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    Three years in botte then one in bottle Fine bitter black nose, soil driven with old wood framing items, lots of medicinal licorice, a little orange peel, and almost minty character. Big on entry with lots of dry extract, you can feel this wine, though there are great acids and lovely soft supporting tannins supporting the masses of dark fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tommasi Amarone 2009

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    Low acid. Hints of juicy fruit. Long finish on the palate. Full Bodied - did not need any breathing. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Terre di Terrossa Pinot Grigio 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tisdale Vineyards Shiraz California 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by magickmoon


  • Roberto Anselmi Capitel Foscarino Veneto IGT 2010

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    Nose was islandish. A slight hint of saltwater perhaps. Slow rising melon with a medium ripe Mellon nose. The taste. Medium acid almost low. No real finish. I'm a bit at a loss when tasting this varietal. Will pick up a few different bottles and modify my review accordingly. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc. Viviani 2011

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    Funky valpolicella with jam, oak, and pink peppercorns on entry and a medium finish with smoldering tobacco. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Casarsa Merlot 2007

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    A little too simple Read More

    Wine review by joner10


  • Freschello Vivo Red NV

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    Per SF Weekly, dry, very light-bodied, relatively low in alcohol (10.5%), slightly fizzy, and best served slightly cool (60-65 degrees). A blend of Merlot and Raboso, with an aroma of dried figs, a fresh, fruity flavor with hints of black tea, and a slightly bitter, refreshing finish. The wine makes a pleasant aperitif, and goes well with all so... Read More

    Wine review by La Fenice


  • Masquerade Prosecco NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Casey84


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