Venezia DOC


Area / Characteristics

The Venezia DOC appellation was created with the publication of the regulation of production(disciplinare) in January 2011. It goes from the eastern part of the Po Valley, embracing the provinces of Venice and Treviso. The Dolomites in the north and the Adriatic Sea and the lagoon areas in the south, the flat position and the consequent exposure to the winds guarantee a temperate humid climate throughout the year.

The territory of the Venezia DOC, after the frost damage of 1985, gave a new layout to the vineyards, based on planting density and clonal choices aimed at a refined quality of the wines. The appellation includes international white, red and rosé wines and wines from native, young or aged vines.

The history

Viticulture in the Venezia DOC area has been present since Roman times, but the successive barbarian invasions destroyed a large part of the countryside.
In the Middle Ages, the bishops of Concordia Sagittaria built the Summaga Abbey, entrusting it to the Benedictine monks. These contributed to the expansion of the lands cultivated with vines, becoming the landmark for the viticultural and oenological activity.

In the following period, during the domination of the Venetian Republic, an “aristocratic” viticulture was born, which allowed the peasants to acquire new information and new winemaking techniques. Thanks to the work of the nobles, the wines of Venice had a quality that the “foresti” (foreign) wines hardly equaled.
It is on the basis of this millenary history that the foundations were laid for the birth of the appellation Venezia DOC

The soil

All the soils of the DOC Venezia originate from the deposition of alluvial materials deriving from the melting of the Alpine glaciers and from the action of the Piave and Livenza rivers, which cross the production area. In the north they are characterized by the presence of gravelly sediments; moving centrally, where the texture becomes finer due to the presence of silt and clay, we find the presence of resurgences. Eventually, in the south, the soil is characterized by more and more sandy deposits.

A curiosity

In Venice, a few steps from the Santa Lucia station, there is the vineyard of the Discalced Carmelites Fathers. Cultivated together with the Consorzio Vini Venezia, the “brolo” (garden) situated within the silent walls of the Convent, contains about twenty vines at risk of extinction. A real secret right in the heart of the city, a place where historical varieties have lived for centuries in the Venetian area.

Wines Produced

Reds and Rosé

Cabernet Franc Doc Venezia

Cabernet Souvuignon Doc Venezia

Merlot Doc Venezia

Malbech Doc Venezia

Carmenere Doc Venezia

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Doc Venezia

Pinot Nero Doc Venezia

Rosato / Rosé Doc Venezia

Rosato / Rosé Pinot Grigio Doc Venezia

Rosso Doc Venezia


Sauvignon Doc Venezia

Chardonnay Doc Venezia

Pinot Bianco Doc Venezia

Pinot Grigio Doc Venezia

Manzoni Bianco Doc Venezia

Tai Doc Venezia

Bianco Doc Venezia

Verduzzo Doc Venezia

Traminer Doc Venezia

Sparkling Wines

Pinot Grigio Spumante Doc Venezia

Traminer Spumante Doc Venezia

Bianco Spumante Doc Venezia

Bianco Frizzante Doc Venezia

Rosato / Rosé Spumante Doc Venezia

Rosato / Rosé Frizzante Doc Venezia

Chardonnay Spumante Doc Venezia

Pinot Nero Spumante Doc Venezia

Raisin Wines

Bianco Passito Doc Venezia

Verduzzo Passito Doc Venezia