V e n e t o W i n e

Vineyard Area: 99.737 hectars
Mountain: 29%
Hill: 15%
Plain: 56%

Total Wine Production: 11.333.000 hectolitres
DOP Wines: 69,2%
IGP Wines: 30,8%
Red and Rosé Wines: 20,4%
White Wines: 79,6%

Wine Designations
DOCG Wines: 14
DOC Wines: 28
IGT Wines: 10

(Data 2019. Source: UIV – ISTAT and calculations)


H i s t o r y o f W i n e i n V e n e t o


Veneto is the first Italian region for wine production in Italy
The first appearance of the vine in Veneto is due to the Etruscans but extending its cultivation and production is thanks to the Romans who spread the knowledge of Veneto wines throughout Europe. Venetian enology expanded under the Republic of Venice reaching its highest level in the sixteenth century. In 1700 the phylloxera and the natural calamity gave a strong blow to viticulture forcing the rebuilding of the vineyards with new vines originating from France, marking the beginning of a phase that has raised the Venetian wines of today to a very high level recognised by all international markets.

Climate and Territory

The morphology of the Veneto area is characterised by important mountainous reliefs including the Dolomites and the plain that extends out to the sea with a large stretch of coast. Along the coast the climate is temperate with sultry summers and rigid winters while in the plains the climate is continental with marked seasonal temperature variations. The peculiarities of the territories and the heterogeneity of the soils has allowed the vines to express themselves in a distinctive way by noting their characteristics during the tasting phase. The basaltic soils of Lessinia give the wines an extraordinary flavour and freshness; in the Soave area the soils of volcanic origin bring out the mineral notes; the sandy soils of the southwestern plain give elegance and the clayey soils are more suitable for soft wines with good acidity.

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