Veneto, also known as the Venezie, is one of the biggest Italian winemaking regions. Its land is ideal for cultivating a wide variety of native and non-indigenous grapes.
The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the Veneto’s northern extremes. These cooler climes are well suited to white varieties like Garganega, the main grape for Soave wines, while the warmer Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys are where the renowned Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino reds are produced.
Prosecco sparkling wine, popular for to its freshness and drinkability is produced from Glera grapes in the town of Conegliano Valdobiaddene near Treviso.