Veneto’s climate is governed by the mountains to the north and the sea to the east. The most well known wines from this region are Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. In terms of quantity, Soave and Valpolicella are the second most important DOCs in Italy after Chianti. Although perhaps not as well recognised in the UK as Piedmont and Tuscany, the Veneto is undoubtedly producing some excellent wines and we are delighted to work with a number of producers from the region, including the recently welcomed Musella.
Friuli–Venezia Giulia is to be found in Italy’s North-Eastern corner.
The region has a variety of climates and landscapes, the south is mild and Mediterranean while the north has a more temperate continental climate. Its landscapes are characterised by lakes, streams, rivers, meadows and lots of pine forests.
Over 30 different grape varieties are grown in Friuli-Venezia Giulia including local varieties like Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino, Friulano, Ribolla gialla and Verduzzo, as well as international varieties such as Pinot Grigio. Our Saint Elisa Pinot Grigio is a great example of the popular wines produced in this region today.