Conegliano Wine Zone Treviso Province

CONEGLIANO WINE ZONE, PROSECCO WINE

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Colli di Conegliano has only recently been awarded the D.O.C. designation, despite the great, long-standing wine tradition of the Treviso hills that stretch the length of the Piave river left bank to the Pre-Alps, covering the entire area - encompassing Prosecco country - as far as Valdobbiadene.

The area has one of the most important and oldest quality wine traditions. This was demonstrated by Giovanbattista Barpo, clergyman and farmer who, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, wrote about wines in his book "Le Delizie dell'agricoltura e della villa" : «... In the year eight hundred and eighty or thereabouts, Emperor Otto gave the Clergy of our Town property bordering Conegliano, with vines thriving on some slopes which, although they were from colder climes, produce grapes that make sweet and delicate wines ». Certain typical, highly appreciated wines naturally spring to mind from this vivid account, such as Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo passito and Colli di Conegliano Torchiato di Fregona.

This heritage of a millennium of experience justifies and indeed provides good reason for the Wine-Growing and Wine-Making School to be located in Conegliano, the first school of its kind in Italy. Its supporters have made it possible to safeguard and promote some truly prestigious wines, such as the Manzoni "cross", a masterpiece by professor Manzoni, once Head master of the Institute. This is an excellent wine included in the Colli di Conegliano Bianco, the features of which are a straw yellow colour, vinous smell with a typical pleasant aromatic scent, dry, tasty, sharp and velvet-like taste with wood notes. Colli di Conegliano Rosso, interesting as well, is a ruby red wine with some garnet red shades.

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The area is as charming as it is fascinating. Its morphological conformation hides villages and small towns which, no sooner than they appear, disappear as visitors drive up and down the hillsides, exploring the many valleys brimming with unexpected rural architecture, and religious and artisan points of interest. Here tourists do well to be carried away in the search of signs of man and the culture of local peoples spanning the millennium.

The best way to visit the area is to follow the Strada del Vino (Wine Road), the oldest wine itinerary in Italy, which today offers three alternative routes for discovering the numerous historical and artistic attractions of the area, not forgetting its most prestigious food and wines. Many historical towns, home to palaces, castles and fountains, are always waiting quite unexpectedly for the visitors around corners, such as Vittorio Veneto, Conegliano, Susegana, Valdobbiadene, Follina and Pieve di Soligo along the itinerary.

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Asolina Hills and Montello Wine Zones in Treviso Province

ASOLINA AND MONTELLO HILLS WINE ZONES, TREVISO

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This Asolo Hills and Montello is located in the Treviso Province and made up from the foothills on the right bank of the Piave river, rising up from Montello to the slopes of the Grappa peaks.

D.O.C. white wines are, Montello e Colli Asolani Chardonnay, Montello e Colli Asolani Pinot bianco, Montello e Colli Asolani Pinot grigio (also as spumante), Montello e Colli Asolani Prosecco (also as sparkling and spumante).

D.O.C. red wines are, Montello e Colli Asolani Rosso, Montello e Colli Asolani Cabernet, Montello e Colli Asolani Cabernet franc, Montello e Colli Asolani Cabernet Sauvignon and Montello e Colli Asolani Merlot (all also as superior).

The area is more typically associated with the history of WWI. At the foot of the Grappa Mountain, Valcavasia is home to Possagno, the birthplace of Antonio Canova who was buried here in a Temple that he himself designed. The house where he was born and the famous Gipsoteca gallery of plaster casts, which hosts a number of reproductions of his work, are open to visitors.

To the south is Montello, an oak wood dating to the era of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, that has inspired writers and poets through the ages: from Monsignor Della Casa who was inspired in the mid seventeenth century to write his renowned "Galateo of Manners", to the recent poems by Andrea Zanzotto.

The Asolo hills lie between the mountains and the river, and cradle the town dominated by the Medieval fortress and which is scored by alleyways, palaces and porticos housing works of great historical, artistic and cultural value, much loved by intellectuals around the world.

Main attractions such as the winged lion of Saint Mark towering above the sixteenth-century fountain can be seen in the square, which also provides access to the Castle, once the home of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, to the Palazzo della Ragione and the Cathedral. Dante mentioned these delightful lands in the Divine Comedy and Giorgione painted them in the sixteenth century.

This territory is marked by gently rolling hills and plains that run from the river to the mountain with rows of vineyards that alternate with coppice woods. Here important villas designed by Palladio such as the famous Villa Barbaro in Maser can be seen, and typical local products are available to try. The area's features prompted the realization of the Strada del Vino (Wine Road), the most recent of those recognised by the Veneto Region.

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Lison Wine Zone Treviso Italy

LISON WINE ZONE, TREVISO PROVINCE

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The Lison area is located on the eastern edge of the province of Venice and in a limited area of the nearby provinces of Treviso and Pordenone.

Its flat, alluvial lands have been formed over millennium, made fertile by the humus carried by flooding from the many streams flowing down from the Alps. The location's distance between mountains and sea in addition to its abundant waterways has attracted numerous civilisations to settle through the ages: from the paleo-venetian civilisation to the Romans, through to the Barbarian invasions that contributed, by contrast, to the founding of Venice and the extraordinary progress it stimulated throughout the region, thanks in part to the work of the Benedictine monks and the construction of Benedictine abbeys, of which Sesto al Réghena and Summaga are two magnificent examples that still stand today.

The need to trade with these civilisations for goods, especially food and wine, led to a series of navigable channels being built in the hinterland to the great amazement of the world in the year 520. Cassiodorus, Governor for King Theodoric, invited the Venetian tribunes to the transport of goods in a speech ... «this thing [...] will not require much effort from those who often sail the seas, from you who are born seamen and have to cross the seawaters in your place of birth to go from one place to another; if a storm should prevent you from sailing in open seas, another way will open up safely [...] I mean rivers where your boats, protected against and safe from winds and weather, cut into the land that looks just like a plain». It is, therefore, no wonder that the wine-growing and wine-making culture dates back centuries, having now become part of tradition through the special, constant care and attention that has made the Lison-Pramaggiore wine-making area one of the first most important and advanced in Italy, and its wines famous worldwide.

The D.O.C. wines are: Lison-Pramaggiore Bianco, Lison-Pramaggiore Tai or Lison-Pramaggiore Lison, Lison-Pramaggiore classico Tai or Lison-Pramaggiore classico Lison, Lison-Pramaggiore Chardonnay (also sparkling and spumante), Lison-Pramaggiore Pinot bianco (also sparklingand spumante), Lison-Pramaggiore Pinot grigio (also spumante), Lison-Pramaggiore Riesling (also spumante), Lison-Pramaggiore Riesling italico, Lison-Pramaggiore Sauvignon,Lison-Pramaggiore Verduzzo (also sparkling), Lison-Pramaggiore Verduzzo dolce, Lison-Pramaggiore Merlot rosato (rosé), Lison-Pramaggiore Rosso (also riserva), Lison-Pramaggiore Cabernet (also riserva), Lison-Pramaggiore Cabernet franc (also riserva), Lison-Pramaggiore Cabernet Sauvignon (also riserva), Lison-Pramaggiore Merlot (also riserva), Lison-Pramaggiore Malbech, Lison-Pramaggiore novello and Lison-Pramaggiore Refosco dal peduncolo rosso.

Since 1986, the district has included the Strada del Vino (Wine Road), offering visitors the opportunity to discover a region bursting with vistas and history. Its guide symbol is the Lion of Saint Mark, used to denote recommended wine-growers and wineries for the benefit of visitors, but also shops, hotels and restaurants offering typical foods, and cultural and natural attractions.

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Where to Eat in the Treviso Province

WHERE TO EAT IN THE TREVISO PROVINCE

Where to eat in Treviso Province

Where to eat in the Treviso Province of Veneto Italy.  Slow Food restaurants in the Treviso Province to enjoy during your next vacation.

 

TOWN RESTAURANT

Asolo

Enoteca Cà Derton

Piazza D’Anunzio, 11

Tel – 0423-529648

Casier

Dosson

Osteria Alla Pasina

Via Marie, 3

Tel – 0422-382112

Cison di Valmarino

Rolle

Al Monastero di Rolle

Via Enotria, 21

Tel – 0438-975423

Farra di Soligo

Col San Martino

Locanda Da Condo

Via Fontana, 134

Tel – 0438-898106

Reforntolo

Trattoria al Forno

Viale degli Alpini, 15

Tel – 0438-894496

Segusino

Milies

Da Mirka E Marcello

Via dei Narcisi, 5

Tel – 0423-979120

Sernaglia della Battaglia

Dalla Libera

Via Farra, 24

Tel – 0438-966295

Treviso

Vineria

Via Castellano, 4

Tel – 0422-210460

Volpago Del Montello

Bosco Del Falco

X Presa-via Batisti, 25

Tel – 0423-619797

Zero Branco

Scandolara

Trattoria Brunello

Via Scandolara, 35

Tel – 0422-345106

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Piave River Wine Zone Treviso Italy

PIAVE RIVER WINE ZONE, TREVISO

piave wine area

The area located between the provinces of Venice and Treviso, in the Piave river basin, is full of vine cultivations, growing happily in the clay soil that is rich in mineral salts and well fertilised. Local soil conditions lend themselves to top quality, prized red wines.

This area extends through a broad plain bordered by the sea to the south, the hills of Conegliano and Montello to the northwest, and Friuli to the northeast, and is crossed by the Piave river. An anonymous writer in the late sixteenth century described this area ...« The Piave river is very convenient and useful to Venice, [...] this river can be navigated by boats from Ponte di Piave to Venice, bearing wheat, wine and other goods ».

 "Burci" , large, slow boats that could navigate the channels, every day carried all sorts of goods, such as clothes scented with lye and bread to the "fónteghi" (storehouses) of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, making for rather hectic comings and goings along the waterway. The hinterland of Venice and the area around the town of Oderzo had been home to the stores of the Serenissima Republic of Venice since its origins, and this practical and economic relationship resulted in the "Veneto villas" being built. These were not merely for the enjoyment of the Venetian nobility but - and especially from the mid sixteenth century - they were used in an attempt to improve agriculture and make the land thrive. Therefore, it was not by chance that the people of the Piave river have for centuries been cultivating grapes for the "vineyards of Dogi", today producing a dozen or so wines of importance.

The D.O.C. white wines are: Piave Chardonnay, Piave Pinot bianco, Piave Pinot grigio, Piave Verduzzo and Piave Tai. The D.O.C. red wines are: Piave Cabernet, Piave Cabernet Sauvignon and Piave Merlot (all also as riserva), Piave Pinot nero and Piave Raboso. The latter, made by native Raboso grapevine, is ready for market after only three years of ageing, one of which in the barrel.

The territory has plenty of history and is linked by the Strada del Vino (Wine Road) extending for over 150 kilometres. Visitors are thus able to discover the different economic and cultural centres of importance, such as Roncade, Oderzo -the Roman Opitergium that was rebuilt many times - and Motta di Livenza. But what is certain to touch the tourist the most is the atmosphere on the left banks of the Piave, in the Raboso district, with its ancient traditions and its alleyways that tease the visitor with glimpses of the river, remote churches hiding precious frescos and the fine town of Portobuffolè.

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