Prosecco Vineyards to Visit

There are over 100 wineries in the Prosecco DOCG area alone. So, unless you’ve just framed your oenologist certificate, picking which vineyards to visit in the Prosecco region is going to be a little like aiming a cork in the dark.

The good news is that the drivers you can book through this site know the Prosecco region inside out and will happily recommend a small handful of wineries to visit during your trip.

These wineries are mostly family-run business with a passion and dedication for producing quality Prosecco. There are no mass-production vineyards on this list because why travel all the way to Italy to taste a bottle of something you can sip from your supermarket at home? You’re going to the Prosecco region to taste the best, and the best you will taste.

What follows is a list of the wineries I have visited during my visits to the Prosecco region. Unless you have a particular preference, I suggest going with your driver’s recommendations. Sometimes, this will be based on the day and time you visit.

However, if you want to do a bit of research before you go, these vineyard notes below should help.

Tips for visiting Prosecco vineyards

Before that, here are a few tips for planning which vineyards to visit and when.

  • If you are visiting the vineyards independently without a driver, there are a few things you should check first – how close the vineyards are to each other. Google maps can be deceptive – you’re in rolling countryside and not all routes might be passable (you can’t just amble through that green space – it’s probably steep vines). Also check the vineyard is open and accepts walk-in visitors.
  • If you book with a driver, the ‘is it open/can I go tasting there’ is done for you – the drivers know the vineyards and owners so have this kind of information.
  • Many of the vineyards close for a long lunch in the middle of the day (around 12-2). I like to think they’re taking a post-Prosecco nap but they’re probably working really hard. If you’re visiting for the day, follow suit and have a long lunch yourself. Here are some of my favourite places to eat in the region.
  • Many of the vineyards have reduced hours or are closed over the weekend, especially on Sundays. If there is any flexibility to your itinerary, visit during the week. If you absolutely must go at the weekend, don’t worry – the drivers know where is and isn’t open. Otherwise, if you’re going alone, you can check on each winery’s website.
  • Although the region is generally open for visitors all year round, there are some periods where it’s best to avoid visiting if possible. The last two weeks of August sees many vineyards close is the run up to the busy harvest season in September. For the same reason, September is best avoided. That said, September is one of the busiest months for bookings with the drivers so they are making it work somehow. Magic, I suspect. Finally, if you haven’t decided to give dry January a go, you should still try to avoid visiting over the 1st week of the beginning of the new year. Many of the vineyards are closed until 7 January.
  • While it is possible to buy Prosecco from most of the vineyards, be aware that most of them sell by the 6 bottles (half a case) only. You can read about getting your wine home here.

Vineyards I’ve visited (listed in alphabetical order)

Adami

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On a personal note: The tasting room at Adami isn’t co-located with the vineyards but it offers a modern room with a beautiful patio and one of the best tasting walk throughs I had in the region. The young lady teaching me about Adami Prosecco was passionate about the wines and deeply knowledgeable but, at the same time, lighthearted in her mission to help me understand and differentiate between the different styles.

Great for: learning about the Prosecco region in a fun, relaxed setting. There’s no such thing as a stupid question here (I tested that out).

Proseccos Available 

  • Prosecco Valdobiadenne DOCG
  • Prosecco DOC Treviso
  • 7 different Proseccos/types to try

Personal favourite: Garbèl (their most popular Prosecco)

Visit Prosecco Italy Adami Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Located in the Alta Marca area of Treviso (an area that’s been producing wine since the Middle Ages).
  • 3rd generation family-run winery that has been producing for over 90 years.
  • Harvest of grapes exclusively by hand.
  • Adami produces some single vineyard wines so you can taste the uniqueness of the characteristics of each hillside.

Website: Adami


Borgoluce

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On a personal note: I know I’m not supposed to pick favourites but Borgoluce has the whole package on offer – they produce Prosecco, have buffalo stables (yes, for mozzarella), there’s a choice of Borgoluce places to dine and they even have rooms. Set over a sprawling estate, it’s possible to experience the Prosecco region without leaving the Borgoluce estate.

Great for: an agrtitourismo (farm) stay in the Prosecco region.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • IGT Marca Trevigiana/Delle Venezie IGT
  • 10 different Proseccos/wines to try

Personal favourite: the mozzarella. Yes, I know this is about the vineyards but put a plate of fresh cheese in front of me and I find it hard to focus on anything else.

Visit Prosecco Italy Borgoluce Winery

Highlights

  • Has it’s own accommodation, a natural swimming pool, walking/cycle paths, a restaurant (Farm Osteria) and a farm shop.
  • Also produces its own buffalo mozzarella, honey, olive oils, cured meats and beer.
  • Possible to do a joint produce and Prosecco/wine tasting at the winery, or simply pick up a couple of bottles from the farm shop and enjoy them during your stay.
  • New tasting rooms recently opened (2018) and renovated rooms coming in 2019.

Website: Borgoluce


Col Vetoraz

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On a personal note: Col Vetoraz was the first vineyard I visited in the Prosecco region so it holds a special place in my heart. I also really love the Prosecco from here. The vineyard tasting room has grown significantly since I last visited – when I did a tasting stood at a tiny counter – to a purpose built room with a gigantic table, sweeping bar and floor to ceiling views. Still, they are managing the popularity well and the guy who took me through a tasting was as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as at the smaller vineyards.

Great for: views over the Prosecco hills while you taste and wonderfully located for the Prosecco vending machine which is just up the road.

Proseccos Available

  • Prosecco Valdobiadenne DOCG
  • Brut Pink Twelve Moons
  • Grappa (try this at your own risk, my friends!)
  • 7 different Proseccos/types to try

Personal favourite: Brut Dosaggio Zero (zero sugar Prosecco)

Visit prosecco Italy Vineyards Col Vetoraz Wines

Highlights

  • One of the highest points in the Cartizze (best) grape growing area of the Prosecco region.
  • The Miotto family arrived in Col Vetoraz in 1838 and started growing vines.
  • The vineyards is still run in partnership with a descendant of the family.

Website: Col Vetoraz


Gregoletto

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On a personal note: There’s an energy to the Gregoletto family that is best observed in the variety of their works. From the vineyards to a beautifully restored Italian farmhouse to a thematic museum created with a hint of eccentricity. And, for those who have non-wine lovers in their group, the Gregoletto family is behind the region’s only brewery, Birra Follina. Best of all, visit once and you automatically feel part of the family. I think we’ll be trading Christmas cards.

Great for: a wonderfully varied visit – see the cellars (for that important photo with the barrels), taste the wines and visit the thematic wine book museum.

Proseccos and Wines Available 

  • Prosecco Valdobiadenne DOCG, Prosecco Frizzante DOC
  • Colli Trevigiani IGT, Colli di Conegliano Bianco DOC
  • Grappa
  • 15 different Proseccos/wines/grappas to try

Personal favourite: Conegliano Valdobbiandene Prosecco Superior DOCG Extra Dry

Visit Prosecco Italy Vineyard Gregoletto wines

Highlights

  • Established in 1600 and the family have been working the land since.
  • Cellars situated within the original 17th century house.
  • It’s possible to taste non-sparkling wines including a variety of red and white wines.

Website: Gregoletto


La Farra

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On a personal note: La Farra has yet to open up its tasting room to the general public and it’s a newer winery, opened in 1997. So, I was in two minds whether to include it here. However, they have some great Rive – Prosecco typically from the steepest hills that offer some of the best quality wines; if you see this wine at home (they do export), I’d recommend giving it a try.

Great for: wines which combine the typically floral fragrances of grapes from vines near Valdobbiadene with the fruitier flavours of grapes from Conegliano.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine and Pinot Grigio
  • 10 different Proseccos/wines to try

Personal favourite: Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior DOCG Rive di Farra di Soligo.

Highlights

  • Innocente Nardi, who runs La Farra with his bother Guido and sister Adamaria, is also the long standing President of the Producers’ Consortium for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore.
  • All the processes in the vineyard are performed by hand.
  • Lives by the philosophy of respecting the environment and not altering the natural morphology of the landscape.

Website: La Farra


La Tordera

La Tordera - which vineyards to visit in the Prosecco region of Italy

On a personal note: La Tordera is a family vineyard that has its roots in the Cartizze region of Prosecco (apologies for the car analogy but Cartizze is basically the Rolls Royce of Prosecco). Today, La Tordera’s Prosecco has become so popular that the winery where you do the tasting is expansive. But don’t worry, they still do their picking by hand.

Great for: learning about sustainable viniculture.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • Sparkling Brut
  • 11 different Proseccos/wines to try

Personal favourite: Superior di Cartizze (I’m also a big fan of the bottles).

I’d like to taste the bottle this cork came from

Highlights

  • The first vine was planted in 1918 by Bepi Vettoretti and his family have produced Prosecco and wine here ever since.
  • Harvest is carried out completely by hand.
  • La Toerdera’s motto is ‘Natural Balance’ referring to their continuous research into sustainable agriculture from environmental, economic and social points of view.

Website: La Toerdera


Malibràn

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On a personal note: Best breakfast I’ve ever had. Just kidding. Kind of. I indulged in the 6 Prosecco tasting and it was here that I discovered a love for Col Fondo – made in the traditional method, this style of Prosecco retains the yeast (making the Prosecco cloudy) and has only a slight sparkle. It’s not for everyone but it’s worth a try and there are two Col Fondos to taste at Maibràn.

Great for: a broad range of Proseccos where you can compare and contrast the different tastes including two Col Fondo Proseccos, a rosé sparkling wine and a selection of DOCG Prosecco of varying sweetness.

Proseccos Available 

  • Prosecco Valdobiadenne DOCG
  • Col Fondo (two types)
  • Rosé Spumante
  • 6 different Proseccos/types to try

Personal favourite: Sottoriva (Col Fondo – traditional style)

Visit Prosecco Italy Malibran Vineyard Tasting

Highlights

  • Located in Susegana at the foot of San Salvatore Castle.
  • Three generations of viticulture continue today.
  • The current family members are returning to the traditional method and are actively restoring ancient vines.
  • Harvest entirely by hand.

Website:  Malibràn


Mani Sagge

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On a personal note: This is a bit of a teaser because Mani Sagge is not yet open to the public. Mainly because the winery has not been built. However, I’ve included it because I love the vision behind this new Prosecco brand; which includes a tasting terrace where people can stop by and have a glass or do a tasting or just sit back and enjoy the views. Having skipped a generation in terms of production, Mani Sagge is now being restored. If you want to know what a Millennial version of a Prosecco vineyard might look like, this is it.  You can follow the progress of the build on Instagram.

Great for: trying an ‘unconventional’ Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Proseccos Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • 2 different Proseccos/types to try

Personal favourite:  Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Mani Sagge Rive di Manzana – Brut

Visit Prosecco Italy Mani Sagge Winery Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Mani Sagge is Italian for Wise Hands.
  • Currently under construction with the aim of reopening a ruined wine estate.
  • Owner of the winery Marco Cescon is only in his mid-twenties and when talking about the estates restored vineyards, describes himself as the ‘temporary caretaker of a millennial beauty’.
  • Produces an ‘unconventional’ Prosecco Superiore DOCG by enhancing peculiar varieties of native Prosecco vines with a new bio-sustainable approach.

Website: Mani Sagge


Marchiori

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On a personal note: I wish I’d visited Marchiori first, so I could get a little foundation understanding of what Prosecco is all about. Not only that, this vineyard is so dedicated to blending they’ve produce a (rare) box of bottles that contains all the grapes in their base flavour form to highlight the base ingredients that go into a Prosecco.

Great for: learning about Prosecco, the process of making it and the different wines – all without feeling like you’re in class. Also hard to ignore those views.

Proseccos Available

  • Prosecco Valdobiadenne DOCG
  • 3 different Proseccos/types to try
  • 3 Proseccos crafted from the 5 grape varietals

Personal favourite: Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior DOCG Brut. If you can ever get your hands on any of their small batch bottles, do it. It’s a real reward.

Visit Prosecco Italy Vineyard Marchiori varietals

Highlights

  • Family run vineyard on land that was first settled in the Bronze Age.
  • Beautiful San Lorenzo church within the vineyards.
  • Focus on the ancient (almost lost) grape varieties and yeasts to preserve the ancient traditions when mass production is rife elsewhere.
  • Vines are attended according to the phases of the moon. Harvest entirely by hand.

Website:   Marchiori


Ruggeri

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On a personal note: If you’re in the mood for being impressed, visit Ruggeri. Situated in the heart of the Cartizze area, the family boasts vines that are around a 100 years old and the vines are planted on land so fiercely vertiginous, you can look over the edge from one step of vines to another. Grapes have been in the hands of this family for so long, many of the wine deals are done based on a handshake that happened centuries ago.

Great for: trying a few varieties of Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG, the best Prosecco DOCG you will find in Italy – considered the Grand Cru of Prosecco.

Proseccos and Wines Available 

  • Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG
  • Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
  • Prosecco DOC Treviso
  • Vino Spumante Metodo Italiano
  • 10 different Proseccos/wines to try

Personal favourite:  I know I’m supposed to pick a favourite but I’m instead going to pick them all. Ruggeri is a regular award winner so you’re not going to go wrong.

Visit Prosecco Italy Ruggeri Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Founded in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, however, the Bisol family have had roots in wine production in Valdobbiadene for several centuries.
  • One of just 25 wineries in Valdobbiadene to grow Cartizze grapes, used to produce the premium Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG.
  • Possible to try Italian sparkling wines made from the same Glera grapes but not classified as Prosecco.

Website: Ruggeri


San Gallo

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On a personal note: Cellars are a rare find in the Prosecco region where the production takes place in steel rather than wood. That, together with the likelihood that the cellars were used by monks, San Gallo offers a different take on the glera grape, where the Prosecco is crafted using the classic method.

Great for: exploring underground wine cellars.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Vino Spumante Metodo Classico
  • Grappa
  • 6 different Proseccos/wines/grappa to try

Personal favourite: Vino Spumante Metodo Classico

San Gallo - which vineyards to visit in the Prosecco region of Italy

Highlights

  • Established in 1420.
  • Possible to visit ‘The Gallery’, San Gallos underground wine cellars where the Prosecco and wine ages at a temperature of 14°C.
  • Short walk to the 14th century Church of San Gallo with a great view over the Piave valley and river.

Website: San Gallo


Sorella Bronca

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On a personal note: It’s easy to deliver a stream of words to promote the production of Prosecco but at Sorelle Bronca, there was almost a sparkle in the air. The family’s passion for what they are creating was contagious. I could have sat in that tasting room much longer than the few hours I spent there, listening to tales of wine and the wonder of Sorelle Bronca’s production. It’s no surprise Sorelle Bronca is the vineyard hiding behind the Harvey Nichols brand of Prosecco Superior DOCG that’s available for sale in the UK.

Great for: trying a selection of high-quality DOCG protected Proseccos and wines (both white and red) from a sustainable and eco-friendly winery.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • Colli di Conegliano DOCG
  • 8 different Proseccos/wines to try
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Eremo di Rua’

Personal favourite: Sorelle Bronca Particella 68

Sorelle Bronca- which vineyards to visit in the Prosecco region of Italy

Highlights

  • Name translates to ‘Sisters Bronca’ after sisters Antonella and Ersiliana Bronca who own and run the winery.
  • Supplies Prosecco Superiore DOCG  to UK’s premium department store Harvey Nichols.
  • One of the vineyards straddles the border between the Valdobbiadene Prosecco region and the Colli di Conegliano DOCG region, meaning it’s also possible to sample some beautiful still white and red (Bordeaux blend) wines.

Website: Sorella Bronca


Val D’Oca

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On a personal note: Val D’Oca offered one surprise after another. First, their steel tanks are vast and you could set a sci-fi film in their bottling plant. Between the sky-scraping vats and robotic production, I wasn’t surprised that their Prosecco output is in the millions of bottles range. I was, however, very pleasantly surprised that the Val Do’Oca I tasted by far surpassed my expectations. While there isn’t a public tasting option, you can visit the shop and if you’re really interested in tasting Prosecco’s side by side, pick up one of their DOC and compare it to their Cartizze. Now can you see the difference?

Great for: premium Prosecco from a large-scale producer, and observing an extremely high tech and innovative way of bottling wine.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • Pinot/Marzemino/Moscato/Colli Trevigiani IGT
  • Grappa
  • 51 different Proseccos/wines/grappas to try

Personal favourite:  Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG

Val Doca - which vineyards to visit in the Prosecco region of Italy

Highlights

  • Val D’Oca is a cooperative of growers with the full name ‘La Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene’.
  • Annually harvests and processes 12,000 tonnes of grapes from its 714 hectares of land.
  • Deals with its large scale with a highly innovative and automated process of bottling and storing its Prosecco and wines.

Website: Val D’Oca


Villa Sandi

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On a personal note: I didn’t get to do a formal tasting at Villa Sandi (though that didn’t stop me grabbing a quick glass). This winery is high on my list for a proper visit next time I’m in the region. Villa Sandi offers a complete experience that includes a tour of the cellars, tasting at the cantina, dinner at the locanda~(that I did try – fully), and, when all that Prosecco and pasta is making you sleepy, a choice of rooms.

Great for: a full wine-lovers getaway, staying within the vineyards with plenty of Prosecco and tasty food pairings.

Proseccos and Wines Available

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
  • Prosecco Treviso DOC
  • Venezia DOC/Piave DOC/IGT Marca Trevigiana
  • Grappa
  • 28 different Proseccos/wines/grappas to try

Personal favourite: I tasted only the Cartizze, which was divine. Not exactly something to ‘taste’ but Villa Sandi produces its own range of beauty products which smell good enough to consume.

Visit Prosecco Italy Villa Sandi Winery Locanda Sandi

Highlights

  • Main headquarters are located within a beautiful Palladian style building dating back to 1622. Guests can take guided tours of both the villa’s grand interior and the 1.5km of wine cellars below.
  • Within the Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Estate sits Locanda Sandi, a B&B with 6 rooms overlooking the rolling vineyards.
  • Locanda Sandi also has a restaurant serving typical Treviso cuisine matched with wines from the Villa Sandi winery.

Website: Villa Sandi / Locanda Sandi


As always, I’ll add to this list after each return visit to the region. However, if you’ve been and have a particular favourite that is not above that you think I should check out, let me know.