Along the Wine Route, experiencing the beauty of our hills

When the gentle breeze still reminds of the cold, winter temperatures, and the sun already recalls the summer, that’s the perfect moment to enjoy a day out among the vineyards and the slopes of the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano’s hills that in spring show themselves in one of their most beautiful sides.

Either you’re on your bike, by foot or in your car, the Prosecco Route will gift you with magical panoramas, that follow one another for about 90 km along the whole hilly territory. It is the first wine themed itinerary born in Italy in 1966, following the example of the German Weinstraβe. Nowadays, you can find different secondary paths that branch off from the main, original Wine Route connecting Conegliano to Valdobbiadene. Among the most common roads, there is the Panoramic Route, that develops in a ring and runs parallel to the historical one in the northernmost part of the Designation, touching then Piave’s waters in its most southerly part. Whatever route you’re going to choose, you won’t go wrong.
The area is all dotted with several wineries, among which you can go finding your favourite glass of wine: the very well-known Conegliano Valdobbiadene’s bubble will certainly (re)conquer your palate.

You can start your little trip from Conegliano, where you will find one of the 11 oenology schools in Italy, the Cerletti Institute. Considered the cradle of the Valdobbiadene Conegliano DOCG, it is the first wine school founded in 1876, to date, also a very renowned Research Centre. From here you can keep going to Molinetto della Croda, a really ancient watermill dating back to the XVII century, which you can find at the foot of a mountain, upon the rock, so-called “croda” in the local dialect. From Solighetto village, go up to the San Gallo’s hill, where stands the homonymous hermitage, from which you can appreciate a wide view of the Piave’s valley. Continuing the route further south, your eyes will be enchanted by the rare beauty of “Rive” in Colbertaldo and Vidor: endless rows that embrace particularly steep hills, with more decisive slopes than the gentle ones characterizing the easternmost area of the Designation. It will take a moment to reach Valdobbiadene, but do it through the area of Cartizze, Cru subzone of the Designation.

At Nani Rizzi we are also looking forward to you to tell you about our history, talk about our roots and pass on our love for our land.


Courtesy of Associazione Strada del Prosecco e Vini dei Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene