The wine and its land
From Conegliano, the birthplace of the artist Cima, we go north to San Pietro di Feletto, where the panorama opens onto vine-covered hills as far as the eye can see. Here, in the province of Treviso, glimpses of small hamlets and enchanted views appear between the rows of golden grapes. There are 15 historic municipalities dedicated to the production of the best-known bubbly in the world, its origin guaranteed by law.
Continuing along the ridge, we descend into the plain known to the Venetian Doges as ‘Quartier del Piave’, on to Pieve di Soligo and then Solighetto, where the Consortium that protects Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has its HQ in Villa Brandolini.
Here, too, the hills are full of healthy, luxuriant vineyards, looking as if their bright green rows have been neatly combed. We descend towards Col San Martino and then on to Valdobbiadene, having completed the entire Prosecco Wine Road, unchanged and charming since 1966.
Since 2009 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco has been among the elite of Italian DOCG wines, and the word Prosecco has been elevated to Superiore.