Pickup at
Sterling, VA
Please wait..

Veneto

Like a bubbly Prosecco? Enjoy your Pinot Grigio? Thanks to you, in the past decade the Veneto region became Italy’s biggest producer of wine. The Veneto stretches across northeastern Italy, from the Alpine border with Austria to the lagoons of Venice. The northern location makes Veneto a great source for grapes producing crisp, white wines, more than two-thirds of the region’s total production.


From these dry white wines like Pinot Grigio and Soave, to the full-flavored, smoky red Amarone, Veneto wines offer a spectrum of flavors unmatched in Italy. Bordeaux grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown here. But the native Corvina grape is used to make Veneto’s most noteworthy red wines, such as bright Bardolino and Valpolicella and the more intense "baby Amarone," Valpolicella ripasso.


Pronunciation

[VEH-neh-toh]

You may also like…