Veneto

Veneto, also known as the Venezie, is located in northeastern Italy and is one of the biggest Italian winemaking regions. Its land is ideal for cultivating a wide variety of native and non-indigenous grapes. The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the Veneto's northern extremes. These cooler climes are well suited to white varieties like Garganega (the main grape for Soave wines) while the warmer Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys are where the renowned Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino DOC reds are produced.

Veneto's growers are among the most modernised in Italy. While most of the 'classic' wines from this area are based on native grape varieties like Refosco and Verduzzo, high demand for Veneto wines in the European and US markets has galvanized the region's producers into experimentation with Cabernets, Merlots, Chardonnay and Pinot varieties, among others.

One of Italy's leading wine schools, Conegliano, is based here. This very area produces Prosecco, a renowned sparkling white wine that is becoming extremely popular throughout the world due to its crispness and drinkability. It's particularly suited to the sociable Australian lifestyle where it can accompany finger food, fish and seafood.

Veneto has a long tradition in the production of grappa. In particular, the northeastern area of Bassano del Grappa is famous for this high quality Italian spirit.

The nation's most important wine fair, Vinitaly, takes place each spring in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet!

Our Veneto producers

Carmina
Conegliano - Treviso
Ornella Molon
Campodipietra - Treviso
Paladin - Bosco del Merlo
Annone Veneto - Venice
Ca del Monte
Negrar - Verona
Navigli