Welcome to Veneto

We’re back in Italy, trekking over the Dolomite Mountains to explore the beautiful Veneto region.


Veneto is a region steeped in history and tradition, boasting a winemaking heritage that dates back to the Roman era. Its diverse geography, ranging from the fertile plains of the Po Valley to the rugged hills of Valpolicella and the volcanic soils of Soave, provide a unique canvas for creative viticulture, with a wide array of grape varieties, each contributing to the region’s rich oenological portfolio.

The region is perhaps most famed for its Prosecco, of course, though this global phenomenon is neither the beginning nor the end of wine culture in Veneto, for those prepared to explore. The area is home to the rich and complex Amarone della Valpolicella, a dry red wine known for its robust flavour, and the sweet Recioto. Indigenous grape varieties like Garganega, the cornerstone of Soave wines, and Corvina, pivotal in Valpolicella blends, are nurtured in Veneto’s unique climate and soil, making this region’s story far greater than its famous sparkly baby.

Socially, Venetians are known for their strong sense of community and pride in their regional identity. This is evident in the preservation of the Venetian language, still spoken by many, and the enduring popularity of local crafts, such as glassblowing from Murano. The blend of historical preservation with a forward-looking spirit makes Veneto a region where tradition and modernity coexist harmoniously, creating a vibrant and dynamic culture that is uniquely its own.

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