The area

territorio colline prosecco

The area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene lies in hilly countryside situated 50 km from Venice and around 100 km from the Dolomites. Here vine-growing has extremely ancient origins, but the first written document linking Prosecco to this area dates back to 1772.

Its position between the sea and the Prealps ensures a mild climate, with an average temperature during the year of 12.3°C and constant breezes, which allow the grapes to dry quickly after it has rained. The area is characterized by frequent heavy showers in the summer, with average rainfall of 1250 mm.

territorio tra mare e montagna
territorio Valdobbiadene

The hills stretch from east to west, so they have a south-facing slope – on which the vineyards benefit from excellent exposure to sunshine – and a northern slope, usually covered in woodland. The altitude varies between 100 and 500 m and guarantees good differences between day- and night-time temperatures, so that the aromas develop well in the grapes.

The soils of Conegliano Valdobbiadene have very ancient origins, deriving from the raising of sea- and lake beds. One part of the hills was re-modelled by the glaciers of the Dolomites, which brought various sediments downhill. The resulting soils are deep and are made up of conglomerates of rock and sand,
containing a lot of clay and sometimes rich in iron oxides. In the area unaffected by the glaciers, the soils remained of marine origin, composed of marls and sandstone, less deep and more porous. This has led to the co-existence of many types of different soils.