The Prosecco wine region in northeastern Italy is one of our favorite destinations and we are delighted to share with you some of our top picks from the region if you will be travelling to Prosecco:
Appellation(s)- The main appellation is DOC Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. Other ones in the Treviso-Conegliano-Valdobbiadene geographic triangle include: Prosecco DOC del Montello e dei Colli Asolani, Prosecco IGT dei Colli Trevigiana, Prosecco IGT della Marca Trevigiana and Prosecco IGT del Veneto.
What to drink– Look out for “Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze” on the label. Top producers include Bisol, Zardetto, Villa Sandi, Carpenè Malvotti, Canevel, Ruggeri & C, Adami and Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene.
Wineries to Visit: The Prosecco consorzio have a lot of information on wineries that you can visit, contact them for info on self-drive trips.
Here are a few of our favorites-
Villa Sandi– one of the most architecturally appealing wineries in the entire area, Villa Sandi can offer tours for the general public by previous appointment (paying). More information on this beautiful estate here.
Bisol- Apart from the outstanding visits they do (by previous appointment and paying), Bisol also have a tiny inn located in a converted monastery should you like to stay over on their gorgeous property. More information on Bisol here.
Where to Stay:
Villa Cipriani in lovely Asolo is one of our favorite hotels in the area, luxurious and very quaint with stunning views.
Where to Dine:
Villa Sandi have a terrific restaurant close to the wine estate called the Locanda Sandi.
Trattoria alla Cima is one of our favorite little restaurants in the area, located in pretty Valdobbiadene
Try you hand at cooking at home with Prosecco, check out these recipes.
Luxury Private Wine Tours:
Cellar Tours offer private VIP tours for couples and groups by Mercedes sedan and vans to top cellars with special lunches and wine pairings included. More info on day trips from Venice here.
Special Events in the Prosecco Region:
21February – 8 March 2009– In Vidor, they hold a spring “Mostra” (showcasing) of Prosecco wines from the DOC. Info here.
21March – 13 April 2009- In Col San Martino, another spring wine festival takes place, information here.
11– 26 April 2009– this year the“Prosecco Brotherhood” will hold the 39th Cartizze and Valdobbiadene DOC Wine Festival. Info here.
24 April – 3 May 2009- the wine hamlet of Saccol, near San Pietro hosts the ultra high quality Cartizze and Valdobbiadene DOC Wine Show. Info here.
30 May – 14 June 2009-S. Pietro di Feletto ( a medieval hamlet with an ancient Camaldolesi monastery) is the host to the Vini di Collina wine fair, info here.
26-28 September 2009- In Conegliano they hold an annual grape harvest festival (“Festa dell Uva) Info here.
More events in Prosecco here.