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,...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • MASI

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

  • Bella Sera

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

  • Campagnola

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

  • Vignalta

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

  • Corte Lenguin

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

  • Tinazzi

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

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Veneto on Snooth

  • Bussola Valpolicella Ripasso 2004

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    The wine is a bright ruby color in the glass, with just the faintest hint of amber along the edges. The nose is quite nice, with earthy notes of cedar, leather and fresh herbs over concentrated fruit notes of ripe plum and raisin. The taste is sublime, with a burst of sweet cherry and anise at the outset, which transitions to some espresso and... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • La Marca Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV

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    Perfect little non-vintage Prosecco. Full of green apple and under-ripe peach with scents of honey and honeysuckle flower. Medium to soft acidity, but an overall great sipper. Had it with fresh oysters. At the price point, cannot be better. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Zenato Lugana 2013

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    Crisp green apple and lemon aromas with notes of peach and tea leaf. More green apple and lemon in the mouth, a hint of tart acidity and more citrus leading into the creamy yet pleasantly zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lamarca Prosecco 1987

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ennis1


  • Bolla Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore le Poiane 1995

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    I drank a bottle of the 1995 in April 2015 and it was a tired and not very pleasant wine. After it was open for almost 3 hours it began to become more drinkable. Dont know if we should have given it 4 hours to breath but as i have another 11 to drink i guess i will be able to try. Eventually the wine became a not so great tasting plumy and raisi... Read More

    Wine review by LiamZurich


  • Zenato Alanera 2012

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    Rich, spiced, dark plum is prominent on the nose with a solid layer of shale and mineral Earth underneath. Also present are black pepper, olive, aromatic dried herbs,espresso notes, and black cherry liquor. The palate shows ripe blackberry with lean edges, dark chocolate, and nice acidity balancing things out.There is a definite "yummy" factor i... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • G. Cesari Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Altaneve Rosé NV

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    Altaneve Rosé has a wonderful nose of strawberries and earthiness, yet the palate is surprisingly dry and lovely with a round flavor profile. Several notable highlights of the wine are the delicate perlage and clean, smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by davidsnoto


  • Altaneve NV

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    As you bring a flute of Altaneve to your lips, you sense the delicate undertones of white peach, pear and honeysuckle. From your first sip, the crispness, velvety texture and fine perlage distinguish Altaneve from other sparkling wines. Read More

    Wine review by davidsnoto


  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Garganega Chardonnay Scaia 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • 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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