The Prosecco di Conegliano is a sparkling wine and is one of the most typical products of these lands. The vine origins are uncertain, but it probably comes from the Venezia Giulia area or far more eastern areas. What is certain is that Prosecco was produced back in Roman times and found those soil and climatic conditions in the Treviso hills that allow its qualities to develop to the full.
The main feature of Prosecco is its marked versatility: its aroma and its freshness are unmistakeable whether tranquilla; (still) or “frizzante” and “spumante” (sparkling).
Your scenic drive will take you through the vineyards, in the hills that are surrounded by numerous Venetian villas. During the Prosecco Wine Tour you will stop at two high rated wineries to have a cellar visit and wine tastings.
And a lunch at a typical restaurant.
Since my husband and I love prosecco we really wanted to take a tour during our visit to Venice. This tour was one of the highlights to Italy. Marco’s directions and meeting place were easy to find. He explained lots of things on our way to the winery. The scenery is breathless once you get there. On the way he brought us to a fresh cheese shop. It was lovely and the cheese was delicious. After the first winery we had lunch at a local place. The food was delicious and the staff accommodating. I highly recommend this tour if you want to experience something different in Italy.
We had a terrific day with Marco this June. He picked us up in front of the people mover station at Tronchetto on the west side of Venice and we had a nice, albeit somewhat quiet ride into the hills of the Veneto. Marco surprised us with a stop at a Fattoria or cheese “factory” for a quick snack - what a great treat. Our first winery was Col Vettoraz in Valdobbiadene. We tasted a number of great prosecco, then walked through the vineyard and up a trail overlooking the Cartizze hill- the most prized soil for prosecco. After that was a delicious lunch in the quaint hill town of Combai (and more prosecco). To wrap up the afternoon, we stopped at a prosecco cooperative, and were able to taste a number of prosecci from different producers in the area. My only criticism of the entire day would have been to stop at another winery instead of the coop, but we were able to taste wines from 5 different wineries which was certainly an advantage. Overall, a great day tasting prosecco and would highly recommend a tour with Marco.
My husband and I booked a tour of the Prosecco wine region while we were in Venice. Marco picked us up right on time at the Troncetto and took us to three lovely wineries. At one we were able to try Prosecco that had been done in the original method by fermenting it in the bottle. Delicious and nothing we can get back home. We stopped for lunch in a charming village and ate an amazing meal at Osteria al Contadin, a family owned restaurant. We met three generations of the family. The food and wine he selected were impeccable. Marco stopped at scenic points along the way so that we could take in the hillsides. It gave us an appreciation for the challenges faced by those caring for the vines and harvesting the grapes. This trip was a perfect addition to our time in Venice!