The origin of this vineyard is mysterious. For some it was already known even in the Roman Empire
under the name of Pucino, from which they used to get a wine particularly appreciated by the Empress Livia Augusta. What is certain is that for over two centuries, this vine has found, in the hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, the ideal habitat for cultivation
and have spread in different biotypes one of which is still cultivated. The vine selection has been made in the second half of the last century by Count Balbi Vallier. To this selection, the first that we know about, has followed in the last 30 years a great work made by the Experimental Institute of Viticulture
, which aimed to safeguard the typicality of a product that has had to adapt to different conditions in the hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. Prosecco is rustic and vigorous, with hazel branches and bunches quite big, long, sparse and winged, with grape of a beautiful golden-yellow colour
surrounded by bright green leaves.
, by achieving the DOCG
certification, the journey of recognition of Conegliano Valdobbiadene wine as the best expression of Prosecco was completed. As a result, Ca’ Vittoria
can now place the adjective ‘Superiore’ next to ‘Prosecco’ on its products. The DOCG
area consists exclusively of 15 historic hill towns between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, and today, in the Italian wine classification system, it represents the highest quality wines. The “G” stands for ‘garantita’ (‘guaranteed’), because with DOCG
wines, every bottle has an identification number, making it unique and guaranteeing quality to the consumer.
, was born in Conegliano in 1459 and died between 1517 and 1518, he is considered one of the maximum exponents of the Venetian school of the fifteenth century
. Among the largest exporters of Venice artistic culture
in the Venetian hinterland of the Serenissima, with his style of painting characterized by a refined classicism, Cima is generally considered, by art historians, a pupil of Giovanni Bellini. Other recognizable pictorial influence are those by Antonio Vivarini, Vittore Carpaccio, Giorgione and Marco Palmezzano. His artistic production focuses on figurative representations of sacred images
and its main themes are the devotional images of the Madonna (the “Madonna dell’Arancio” in the year 1496 and the “Madonna col bambino” in the years 1504-1505) and the “Sacre Conversazioni” and other paintings representing the Madonna with Saints (the “Sacra Conversazione” in the year 1495 and the “Madonna col bambino” between St. Michele Archangel and Andrea in the year 1505).
In the last century the area of Prosecco DOCG has been enriched by theme itineraries dedicated to wine, designed to help visitors to discover the beauty of the area.
In fact in 1966 the “Strada del Prosecco” was born which is one of the first wine routes created in Italy. Today “La Strada” has a new dimension even more rich and varied: “La Strada del Prosecco” and “Vini Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene”. The route takes the visitor to discover the Prosecco DOCG, but also the Colli di Conegliano and the Cru Cartizze, Torchiato and Refronto Passito. Along the way, each town reveals natural artistic and architectural treasures such as aristocratic mansions and ancient monuments like churches and mills. FOLLINA’S ABBEY Follina’s Abbey is from the twelfth century and is one of the most important examples of late Romanesque architecture, tending to Gothic style, in the Treviso area. SAN SALVATORE CASTLE This castle overlooks the town of Susegana. From the fourteenth century it has always belonged to the Counts of Collalto. The castle is part of a fortified system, significant damage was caused by the bombings of the First World War.