During our ten years we've discovered many of the finest Italian wine estates in the Veneto and the other wine regions of Italy. Many are tiny and never sell outside of Italy, yet produce some very fine Italian wine .
To discover these
estates and their wines visit Best-Italian-Wines.com site.
For more about the wines and wine routes of the Veneto read on…
Visiting Venice or Verona and enjoy good wine, great scenery and exceptional food? Then a wine tour should most certainly be included in you itinerary.
You can do this in two ways, either with a guided
tour or on your own. I would suggest doing it on your own...if you have a
car and have been to Italy before.
Prefer a guided tour? Then this is a great one...
Join a small group tour discovering the beautiful vineyards near Venice. You'll get to try some of the greatest wines from the Veneto region from Prosecco to Pinot Grigio.
Not only is the wine excellent but you'll also enjoy beautiful scenery and take a tour of the winery and the cellars all in the company of an expert, English speaking guide.
Not far from Verona and Lake Garda exists a gentle world of vineyards shadowed by the mountains of the Dolomites. This is the land of Valpolicella (click for more), which has been producing great wines for over five centuries.
Visit some of the smaller estates for an authentic taste of what this region is all about. To explore this region and the nearby Soave wine route I would suggest staying at the delightful Monte Tondo.
Oldest of all Italian wine routes, the Prosecco route is an easy day trip from Venice. Personally though, I'd suggest you rather stay somewhere in the heart of this region and explore the many wonderful estates and villages of this part of the Veneto a little more thoroughly. In terms of where to stay, the Agriturismo Vedova is our recommendation.
You will discover the Prosecco territory to be a land in which the traditions of centuries past are still very much alive in the food and the wines as well as in the families, who for generations have cultivated these vines with a love and passion.
Thirteen communities make up Soave Doc territory. The area extends from
the town of Soave through to Monteforte d’Alpoe. The grape used to
produce this most famous of Italian white wines is the Garganega. Once
the Soave name was associated with mass produced wines but in recent
years a number of estates have been producing truly fine wines.
In Tuscany I particularly enjoy the wine from Badia a Coltibuono, The winery is something wonderful indeed, a restored thousand year old monastery. Even better news is that you can stay in this amazing place.
Having lived in Piedmont for nearly ten years there are a lot of wine estates in the region that I am particularly fond of, you can read about these on my Italian wine site.