Italy - Veneto
Veneto in the North East is the home of some of Italy’s most famous names – Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino – but also the region growing international varietals: notably Chardonnay and Merlot as well as the ubiquitous Pinot Grigio. It is also the home of Prosecco.
It stretches from the eastern coast around Venice to Lake Garda in the west and northwards towards the foothills of the Alps. Within the region two different wine areas are clearly distinguishable: an Eastern part – close to the Venice Lagoon between the hills of Treviso, the plain of Piave river and Adriatic coast, where it is typical to produce the famous Prosecco and other varieties are grown like Merlot and the Western part, close to Garda Lake and the city of Verona, famous for the wines based on the varieties Corvina, Rondinella, Garganega, and Trebbiano.
Veneto usually produces more wine than any other region in Italy apart from Puglia and Sicily.