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,...

  • 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

  • Bella Sera

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

  • Tommasi

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

  • Bolla

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

  • Vignalta

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

  • Cantina di Soave

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

  • Cantina Giacomo Montresor

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

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Haven't read Mike's blogpiece yet, but am with you OT, and my response ... ... places starting with the Veneto is truly yawnworth Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is Pinot Grigio Underrated?


  • Inama Vin Soave Classico 2015

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    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bolla Torr'Alta Rosso Veronese 2012

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    One of my all time favorite wines. Great with or without food. Prefer it slightly shilled, around 68 degrees F. Read More

    Wine review by Nisbo


  • 90 Cellars Lot 50 Prosecco 2013

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    Binny's 5/28/16. Memorial weekend at Brook's with Penelope. Lovely sparkler...precursor to a grilled salmon/asparagus dinner. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Meijer's 5/23/16. Very good deck wine, enjoyed with Jim and Becky, on the occasion of our first warm Spring evening of 2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Lamarca Prosecco NV

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    Delicious Italian sparkling. Add strawberries to the flute, and the Prosecco just bubbles! This is a wonderful product! Read More

    Wine review by TPawcio


  • Tiamo Procecco

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    White blossom and potpourri on the very floral nose. Somewhat thin and mellow in the mouth with more floral notes, some mild lemon and a demurringly tart finish that is ever so slightly creamy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Corte Armani Valpolecella Classico Superior Ripasso 2010

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    88-89 points and very well done. This is not a "baby Amarone" for nothing. Good fruit raspbrerry, dark cherry with a touch of blackberry thrown in for good measure. Enough spice and pepper to give a little added snap to the acidity. The tannins are amazingly light yet aggressive enough to give a little chew to the wine. Very enjoyable drinker an... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2015

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    Pale lemon color, light peach and melon aromas. Delicate and light flavors of tart lemon, melon and a nice citrus zestiness. Nice, clean palate on this classic Pinot Grigio. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vetriano Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • I have this bottle of what i think is wine it has 4 small shot glasses connected to the side and its covered with mashay style art with a lady holding a bird on her finger. can anybody explain to me what it is where its from?

    Comment by 477040ChrisFraco 477040 ChrisFraco


  • Summer in Veneto, and a chilled bottle of prosecco sees you nicely through the day. The prosecco festival in Valdobbiadene is not to be missed, and many other neighbouring towns also get in on the act on weekends. The Bartolomiol is probably the best I've tasted.

    Comment by 372893bibuloso 372893 bibuloso


  • More than ten years ago a holiday dinner at a lovely northern Italian restaurant led me to trying my first taste of Valpolicella. I fell in love with it and have spent the last decade or so atoning for the lost years drinking dreadful mass-produced white zinfandel and wedding dreck. I have developed a wide-ranging palate and particularly a tas...

    Comment by 233105rnzmom 233105 rnzmom


  • Have I got some wine suggestions for you! Just about all the Wines from Giuseppe Campagnola Winery are excellent not to mention they are rediculously priced. From the Giuseppe Valpolicella "Le Bine" Ripasso It's delicate and stylish $14., then there is the Caterini Zardini same Winery's Valpolicella DOC. A "Baby Amarone" $20. to the top two Gius...

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