CONEGLIANO: THE CAPITAL OF WINE CULTURE 2016
- WEBSITE: www.prosecco.it
- LOCATION: Conegliano
Conegliano as the capital of wine culture 2016: discover events and itineraries!
In the year 2016, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is the European capital of wine culture.
RECEVIN, the European Network of Wine Cities, proclaimed the home of DOCG Prosecco the winner of the fifth edition of the Contest European Wine City. The purpose of this contest is to highlight social and cultural aspects of winemaking – and to give an European dimension to a territory and its products.
Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area covers 15 communes: Conegliano, Susegana, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, Follina, Miane, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Vidor, Valdobbiadene. They are all located on the amazing Wine Road, the first of its kind in Italy – and they will host several wine and food events.
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ABOUT PROSECCO DOCG
Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is a marvelous hilly area in North-East Italy, 50 km from Venice. Here, for over three centuries, people have grown the grapes that produce Prosecco Superiore. In 2009, the Ministry of Agriculture classified it as a DOCG, the highest level of quality for Italian wines. Prosecco Superiore is recognizable by a golden border around the bottle and by the label.
Follow this complete Guide.
In order to discover the world of Prosecco we suggest an amazing itinerary across the hills, the renowned Prosecco Road (or Wine Road): the Wine Road, surrounded by vineyards and woods, goes from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene – towards small villages as Collalbrigo, Refrontolo, Solighetto and Colbertaldo. While having a look to the enchanting landscape, you can stop at a winery and have a glass of Prosecco – or any local wine. A feast for the eye and for the taste.
More info available here.