Planning to visit the Prosecco region?
Here are some key dates, holidays and timings to keep in mind.
I have intentionally left out specific dates so the calendar remains relevant each year.
Days when the wineries are closed
The wineries will be closed:
Ferragosto/Assumption of Mary
Christmas Day – 25 December
Boxing Day (day after Christmas Day) – 26 December
Usually mid-February to early March
Want some calm after the crowds of Venice carnival? Why not book a relaxing trip out to the Prosecco region – only an hour away from Venice. Find out more here.
Primavera del Prosecco – Spring in Prosecco
Usually March to June
As the region springs back into life, expect events from exhibitions, wine tastings and cultural tours of the area. Special packages are available from some hotels, B&Bs and agriturismi.
Vino in Villa – Italy’s biggest Prosecco Festival
Usually the 3rd week in May
This is an event to aim for rather than avoid. Taking place in a castle in the Prosecco region of Italy, complete with food, tastings and the best Prosecco producers in the world, I’d recommend putting this Prosecco festival on your bucket list. Just make sure you plan your hotel/accommodation well in advance.
Planning to visit in August?
Many of the wineries close for a quick break ahead of the harvest in September. Some wineries remain open and your driver will be in the know as to where is and isn’t open each day.
Planning to visit over the weekend?
Many of the wineries close for some or all of the day on Saturday and Sunday. There are some that will be open – you won’t face a dry trip – but a weekday visit is better. If you only have the weekend available, Saturday is better than Sunday.
What time are the wineries open?
Most wineries are open in the morning from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., close for lunch, and re-open from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
In 2019 some of the wineries are now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speak to your driver to find out which wineries have these all-day hours.
Christmas markets in Italy
Italy has some wonderful Christmas markets and there are several in or close to the Prosecco region. I’ll update this page with the winter 2019 Italy Christmas market dates. Until then, you can read more about last year’s markets and get an idea of the dates here.
Planning for winter?
Most wineries and many hotels and restaurants are closed during the first week of January. It doesn’t make a trip impossible – just check with your driver before visiting.
Check out the FAQs page for more useful information include my recommended wine tasting itinerary.