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Viticulture in Veneto

Glera, the grape used in Prosecco production, dominates wine production in the Veneto region unchallenged (with the sole exception of the province of Verona). Dozens of other native grapes grow in more circumscribed terrors along with international-but historically present in the region-such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

What are the grape varieties of Veneto?

  • Glera: the semi-aromatic white grape producing Prosecco.
  • Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Rondinara and Oseleta: the key grapes in the province of Verona, producing Valpolicella and Bardolino.
  • Garganega: the main white variety in a number of different wines, including Soave and Gambellara.
  • Trebbiano di Soave: also known as Turbiana, it is closely related Verdicchio from Le Marche. In Veneto it gives Lugana (also produced on the Lombard side of Lake Garde), and complements Garganega in Soave.
  • Merlot: Grown in various parts of Veneto.
  • Pinot Grigio: Widely grown across the entire region and giving Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio. 
  • Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are widely grown in the region.
  • Carmenère: A lesser-known variety from Bordeaux, often confused with Cabernet Franc.
  • Raboso: Typical of the Piave region, giving hearty and bold reds.
  • Tai (formerly Tocai) Bianco: Also known as Friulano in Friuli Venezia Giulia, performing well in the Trevigiana plain and in the Lison-Pramaggiore area. 
  • Moscato Giallo: giving Moscato Fior d’Arancio in the Colli Euganei area.


A winery with rolling hills and a sign indicating grapes planted for the production of Merlot wine