In the Alpine foothills dominating the Venetian skyline something special is happening… Italy’s favourite sparkling wine, Prosecco, is being made. The light, frothy spumante can be enjoyed anywhere - so join us amongst the vines, where its journey to bottle begins…
The perfect follow-up to our Champagne Weekends, this year we are delighted to introduce a new tour — as we go in search of the perfect Prosecco. Like its French counterpart, Prosecco is only produced in specific areas, in this case the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions.
Over three days, we taste our way through this beautiful part of northern Italy, where rows of vines blanket the hillsides, dotted with terracotta-red farmsteads. Wine has been made here since Roman times, and we enjoy the fruits of two millennia of knowledge and experience, all while sampling the world’s finest Proseccos.
Our tour is based throughout in the lovely town of Treviso — affectionately known as ‘Venice’s little sister' — and we enjoy a combination of expert-led tastings and visits to working wineries. In addition to wine, there will be ample opportunity to sample local specialities including hearty staples polenta and wild boar, as well as delicate pasta, seafood, and raddichio. The combination of good wine, good food, beautiful scenery, and excellent company makes this an irresistible weekend.
The light, fruity fizz of Prosecco will take on new depths as you sip a glass in the evening sunshine on the hotel terrace, overlooking the bustling cobbled streets of lovely Treviso...
- A whirlwind introduction to a festive favourite — our guide introduces us to a huge variety of types and flavour profiles through trips to superb local wineries
- Our trip takes us from from bustling streets to alpine peaks, allowing us to enjoy the wealth of different landscapes that make up this scenic region
- Take the opportunity to explore the winding streets and waterways of famous Venice, but also of its lesser-known (and equally picturesque) neighbour, Treviso
Youthful Prosecco offers peach and floral notes, often surprisingly sweet for a dry wine. We explore the hills of the superior DOCG region and visit some of the best Prosecco producers — from Adami Spumanti to Bisol Winery and the family-run Sorelle Bronca — in pursuit of the perfect prosecco for your individual tastes.