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

Visit Prosecco Italy Adami Wine Tasting

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

Visit Prosecco Italy Adami Vineyards

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.

New for 2019

Adami has recently opened their new tasting room which sits at the top of a hill amongst their vineyards, with fantastic panoramic views across the vines. They also offer a tasting with food pairings including a delicious selection of local cheeses from Vento’s own Ponte Vecchio cheese company.

Website: Adami


Bastia

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On a personal note: You can really tell that Bastia is a family-owned winery, with husband and wife duo Michele and Tania Rebuli juggling running the company with looking after their three young children, who you’ll sometimes find running around outside. But despite their busy schedules, their passion for wine is obvious from the high quality of their products and the numerous awards they have won over the years.

Great for: an intimate and personal tasting experience.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Valdobbiadene Cartizze Superiore D.O.C.G.
  • Valdobbiadene Extra Dry D.O.C.G.
  • Valdobbiadene Brut Nature D.O.C.G. Introverso
  • Sparkling Fii Spago
  • Sparkling Capo degli Onesti “Col Fondo”

Visit Prosecco Italy Bastia Winery

Highlights: 

  • Bastia has been run by the Rebuli family for four generations.
  • During harvest season in September, the grapes are picked by hand by Michele and Tanya with the help of volunteering family and friends.
  • Private tastings and tours can be organised at Bastia upon request and are held within the winery itself.
  • A chance to try a premium Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG.

Website: Bastia


Borgoluce

Visit Prosecco Italy Borgoluce Wine Tasting

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

Visit Prosecco Italy Borgoluce Wine Tasting

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 for 2019

Borgoluce has just finished renovating its beautiful new tasting rooms which also come with a large outdoor terrace where you can sit and enjoy your wine and food tastings in the warm Italian sun.

Website: Borgoluce


Bortolomiol

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On a personal note: Bortolomiol has a definitively feminine approach to the wine business, being led by founder Giuliano Bortolomiol’s four daughters. As well as focusing on producing high-quality wines, the women run a number of social initiatives in the wider Parco della Filandetta (Filandetta Park) which houses the winery, with a focus on female empowerment and protecting the natural environment. One such recent land art project saw local female artists competing to design work which sparked conversation around the environment and gender issues.

Great for: experiencing a winery with a feminine approach which also has a strong focus on arts and culture, social enterprise and sustainability.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.
  • Valdobbiadene Cartizze Superiore D.O.C.G.
  • Prosecco DOC Tranquillo (Still)
  • Piave Cabernet DOC
  • 18 different Proseccos/wines to try
  • Bandarossa Grappa Riserva

Visit Prosecco Italy Bortolomiol Winery

Highlights

  • Founder Giuliano Bortolomiol was the first sparkling wine expert to come up with the idea of creating a Brut Prosecco, and is often referred to as the ‘grandfather of modern Prosecco’.
  • The winery crafts a sparkling wine called Filanda Rosé, dedicated to the women who worked in silkworm mills (or filanda) around Valdobbiadene at the same time the wine industry began to boom in the area.
  • The tasting room is also located inside a restored silkworm factory called Antica Filanda.
  • There is a small outdoor Greek-style stone amphitheatre where live performances and events are hosted during the summer months.
  • Banda Rossa, or Red Band, was a mark that founder Giuliano Bortolomiol only put on bottles containing the best Extra Dry of the year and that he kept for real friends. The Bandarossa label still marks the wineries best wines today

Website: Bortolomoil


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

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 are still run in partnership with a descendant of the family.

Website: Col Vetoraz


De Riz

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On a personal note: De Riz is a great winery to visit for a varied selection of Proseccos and wines. You can choose to do a tasting with just their selection of Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G, which I took part in mainly due to time constraints, or do a full tasting with Prosecco as well as De Riz’s range of other red, white and rose wines (next time!).

Great for: trying a whole variety of local wines from Prosecco to Col Fondo to still red and white wines.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.
  • Semi-sparkling rosé/white “Col Fondo”
  • Manzoni Moscato Rosa Dry Sparkling wine
  • Red wine Marca Trevigiana I.G.T.
  • 11 different Proseccos/wines to try

Visit prosecco Italy Vineyards De Riz Vineyards

Highlights:

  • The winery was founded by the De Riz family in 1983.
  • Their slogan is ‘land, love and prosecco superiore’.
  • In 2009, the winery was completely renovated and modernized with new technologies to expand the production of wine in the bottle.
  • During the summer, tastings take place right within the vines, while during the winter you can sit in the tasting room overlooking the vineyards or inside the winery itself for larger groups.
  • De Riz is one of the only wineries in the region who will pair chocolate with their Prosecco.

Website: De Riz


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

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 its 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

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 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
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

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 yet 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

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.
  • Still open during reconstruction and offers a more open style of visit with a tasting terrace.

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 that they’ve produced 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

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


Nani Rizzi

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On a personal note: My tasting at Nani Rizzi was certainly one of the most leisurely I have done during my visits to the Prosecco region. While the staff are extremely knowledgable and will gladly give you a tour of the winery and talk you through their wines, they’re also happy to take a step back and leave you out on the gorgeous terrace to enjoy a selection of Prosecco and antipasti while taking in the breathtaking views across the local area for as long as you want.

Great for: relaxing on a luxurious terrace with beautiful views over the Prosecco hills.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.
  • Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze D.O.C.G.
  • Prosecco D.O.C. Spumante
  • Sparkling Rose
  • 10 different Proseccos/wines to try

Visit Prosecco Italy Nani Rizzi Winery

Highlights:

  • The Spagnol family has been cultivating and producing Prosecco here since 1887.
  • The winery hasn’t been afraid to embrace modern technology, and you can see its high-tech production and bottling methods for yourself on a winery tour.
  • Their chic and modern tasting room is surrounded by a large outdoor terrace with beautiful views over the vineyards.
  • The tasting terrace also has a small pool you can dip your feet into to cool yourself down on a hot day.

Website: Nani Rizzi


Nasi Rossi (at Maso di Villa)

Visit Prosecco Italy Nasi Rossi

On a personal note: During my latest trip to the region I had the pleasure of sampling Nasi Rossi while staying at the beautiful Maso di Villa guesthouse, a 19th century farmhouse with an ivy-covered exterior, quirky antique-filled rooms and gorgeous views across the surrounding vineyards. Maso di Villa owns the Nasi Rossi winery, which is one of the only ones in the region who focuses solely on the production of red wine, making it something a little different to try in between the many Prosecco tastings.

Great for: trying a great red wine from the Prosecco region.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Colli di Conegliano Rosso DOCG

Visit Prosecco Italy Nasi Rossi Winery

Highlights:

  • The wine is produced using Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties.
  • The winery and cellar are located right next door to the Maso di Villa farmhouse so can be visited while staying at the guesthouse or by booking a separate tour and tasting.
  • Nasi Rossi translates to ‘Red Nose’ and gets its name from the rouge colour people’s noses turn after a few too many glasses of wine.
  • The Nasi Rossi bottle’s colourful label shows the group of friends who started producing the wine at Maso di Villa, all with the signature red noses.
  • The winery values quality over quantity (and commercialization), producing just 2-3,000 bottles a year, and therefore Nasi Rossi can only be purchased directly from the winery or drunk in a few select restaurants in the Prosecco area.

Website: Nasi Rossi


Riva Granda

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On a personal note: A wine tasting with Riva Granda comes with the unique twist of a scent test to explore the aromas of Conegliano Valdobbiadene and see how finely tuned your sense of smell is for the fruity and floral notes within the wines. And what’s even better is that the scent test and wine tasting takes place on top of a hill amongst the wineries own vineyards with gorgeous views out across the Prosecco hills.

Great for: fine-tuning your scent palette and enjoying a tasting fully immersed among the beautiful vineyards.

Proseccos and Wines Available:

  • Frizzante “Col Fondo”
  • Prosecco Superiore DOCG “Riva Granda” Extra Dry
  • Prosecco Superiore DOCG “Riva Granda” Brut

Visit Prosecco Italy Riva Granda Vineyard

Highlights:

  • The vineyards have been cared for by the Spadetto family since 1700.
  • At Riva Granda, the historic Verdiso grape varieties are still grown together with the Glera vines to keep the authentic flavours of the wines.
  • Riva Granda has a real focus on the aromas of the wines they produce, more so than any other winery tasting.
  • They also produce a limited selection of typical salamis and cured meats from pigs bred on the land, which you can sample alongside the wines.

Website: Riva Granda


Ruggeri

Visit Prosecco Italy Ruggeri Vineyard

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 for one step of vines to another. Grapes have been in the hands of this family for so long, many of the buying and selling 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

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 production here started with 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

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 vineyrds hiding behind the Harvey Nichols brand of Prosceeo 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’

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 flic in their bottling plant. Between the sky-scraping vats and robotic production, I wasn’t surprised that their Prosecco production 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 you can 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

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 options at the locanda 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

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.