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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  • 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

  • MASI

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

  • 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 ...

  • Tommasi

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

  • Campagnola

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

  • Corte Lenguin

    Check out the website of this wonderful small producer in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico ...

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Cesari Amarone Della Valpolicella 2009

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • "The red-checked tablecloth places with the bottle of Chianti are perfect ... those regions east of the Veneto) are so different culturally and historically, so not too surprising. Perhaps Garibaldi would applaud the checkered cloths. Read More

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  • Candoni Prosecco Brut NV

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    A hint of almond and yeast on the nose with light honey. Tart lemon and melon notes with puckering acidity and bright flavors with sharp bubbles that melt away towards the midpalate. Comes off clean in the mouth and showing pleasant minerality and finishing with a touch of toasted yeast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lamarca Prosecco NV

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    Clean green apple and lemon aromas. A hint of sweetness on the palate, but not quite off-dry, with pronounced notes of peach and melon. A lactic acid note carries a creaminess on the palate that is matched quite well by the medium bubbles, white peach fruit and steely minerality. Towards the finish there's a pleasant biscuity cereal note that li... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carletto Prosecco

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    This has creamy aromas of cheese rind with peach and green apple fruit that's fairly bright on the nose. It's very clean and fresh on the palate, with peach, green apple and lemon notes with white cranberry tartness and pleasant minerality. This is a dry wine but there's a hint of sweetness coming through. Read More

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  • Tenuta Polvaro Prosecco Extra Dry NV

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    Light apple aromas are very delicate. In the mouth this is clean and light on its feet, with soft and elegant bubbles hiding a touch of cream and white peach flavors. Towards the finish there's a pleasant toast to the yeast note that peeks through fruit notes of apricot, tangerine, and grapefruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gregoletto Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Tranquilo 2014

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    Still wine from Prosecco. Lemon and grapefruit aromas with light notes of white peach. Clean and medium bodied, this shows white peack and aprico with medium acidity and notes of lemon and melon. Read More

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  • Malibran "Credamora" Col Fondo Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2013

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    Frizzante style with drawn butter aromas and savory yeast on top of lemon and melon notes. Creamy texture in the mouth with lemon curd and pink grapefruit with bright acidity, staying clean throughout but turning quite soft and almost disappearing on the finish with the slightest hint of fresh melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut Sparkling 2010

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    Peach and toasted yeast aromas with honeyed lemon. Showing quite tropical in the mouth with a citrus tartness overlaying banana and papaya notes with hazelnut and cream towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Inama Vin Soave Soave Classico 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


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