1 day tour
If you love the hilly landscapes or you want to get in touch with the most authentic part of our region, the perfect destination for you is the tour through the Prosecco hills.
Fun to ride and suitable for more or less experienced drivers, this route will take you into the heart of the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the best choice for enogastronomic, landscaping and historical tours.
These hills divide into two parts the the territory around Treviso from the Piave river valley, homeland of Prosecco. This famous sparkling wine with a characteristic straw yellow color is known for the typical cap imprisoned in the wire cage and for its foam.
You can start your trip in Conegliano, a charming hilly town where the prestigious Enological School was founded in the 1800s. This area is known also for the Winery DOC Colli di Conegliano including white and red wines: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marzemino, Merlot and Refrontolo Passito, made from marzemino grapes harvested in the homonymous village.
The wine road goes through woods and vineyards to Collalbrigo. Next stop in San Pietro di Feletto to admire the Romanesque church and then continue towards Refrontolo. Arriving in Molinetto della Croda you can see the eighteenth-century Villa Brandolini, home of the Consortium for the protection of Prosecco Doc Conegliano Valdobbiadene. From Col San Martino to Colbertaldo you will cross innumerable hills and Winery to the Cartizze wine hill, mandatory stop for those who love sparkling wines. Once you go through Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza, you will arrive at Villa dei Cedri in Valdobbiadene, home of the Italian Sparkling Wine Forum, the final stage of the tour.
It is interesting to discover the diversity of Prosecco which acquires particular characteristics in the different production areas: around Conegliano there is a marked bitter taste; in Valdobbiadene the taste is softer and more gentle and in the Montello area there is a slight almond aftertaste and last but not least the small production of the Superior of Cartizze.
In this area there are many events not to be missed: in April (second weekend) the Show of Prosecco di Collina and Marzemino di Refrontolo; in May (first weekend) the Refrontolo Passito DOC and Prosecco Show, in September the great Grape Festival while in July / August the classic Goblets of Stars to observe the falling stars discovering the more appreciated wines. Wine in Villa – International Festival of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, is the most important annual event dedicated to the sparkling wine; it takes place the third weekend of May in the heart of the production area: the splendid 12th century Castle of S. Salvatore in Susegana.