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The wines from the hills above Verona dominate the wine scene in the Veneto region. This region has 20 recognised zones for production, with grapes including Corvina, Rondinella, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (reds); and Garganega, Vespaiolo, Pinot Bianco (whites).
Some of the key areas in the Veneto wine region include:-
-Bardolino – this area is on the southeast shores of Lake Garda and produces light, soft reds.
-Bianco di Custoza – south of Lake Garda, this area produces easy-drinking whites.
–Prosecco di Valdobbiadene & Conegliano – as the names indicate, this area near Treviso produces the now-famous sparkling white wine Prosecco.
-Valpolicella – north of Verona and arguably the most famous red wine in the Veneto region, this area produces wines with a fragrant but tangy cherry flavour, the tanginess attributed to the soils in the area.
This region also produces the prestigious Amarone – one of the world’s most intensely flavoured dry red wines made with semi-dried grapes in a tradition that dates back to the Byzantine period.
-Soave – this area produces dry, crispy, fruity white wines; east of Verona.
-Colli Euganei – south-west of Padua, this area has a longstanding relationship with Moscato (Muscat).
Contact Passion for Italy Travel and we can organise a week’s wine tour for you in the Veneto region.