The Veneto is the region where it is produced more than 20% of Italian quality wines. The most widely grown grape in the region is Merlot, with 30% of areas planted, followed by Garganega and Prosecco.
In the western part are mainly grown Garganega, and Trebbiano grapesas white; and Corvina Veronese and Rondinella among those with red berries.
In the east are the most popular Friulian Tocai, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and the local Prosecco. Among the red grapes, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and native Raboso.
The three most well known DOC's wine zones are Bardolino, from the town with the same name and surrounding the shores of Lake Garda, Valpolicella, and Soave. Other noteworthy wines produced here are the white Bianco di Custoza, the excellent sparkling Prosecco, the Breganze, and the Amarone (a rich and powerful red from the Verona province).
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Wineries in Veneto
Novaia (Marano di Valpolicella)This winery is located in one of the most suggestive and luxurious areas of Alta Valpolicella, on the top of a gentle and sunny hill.
Cantine F.lli Zeni (Bardolino)The history of the winery began in 1800 with Bartolomeo Zeni, a professional carter with a passion for painting.