The Prosecco wine region is known for the Italian sparkling wine made with the Glera grapes. The region is just 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Venice. That’s pretty impressive, given the land is wedged between the Dolomites and the Adriatic and is perilously hilly; it’s no surprise to find that the Prosecco region has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.
The excursion to the Prosecco hills takes us northeast of Venice through the countryside of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. Here you visit with your guide, a certified sommelier, one of the top wine producers, where we learn about the traditional production methods, followed by a guided wine tasting. Next, you stop for lunch at one of the most historic Frasche, simple rustic trattorias specializing in the simple local cuisine. You continue on your journey, visiting a second cantina to experience the small, family-run wine production that is so important to this area, followed by a wine tasting.
Prosecco is one of the most famous sparkling wines produced in Italy and is well known for its fruity aromas and its charming unpretentiousness. In the Veneto, the locals pair their beloved Prosecco with many dishes for a pleasant aperitif. The appreciation of these wines' lovely bubbles and honest character has spread to the rest of Italy, Europe, and abroad.