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Col Vetoraz, a terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: a Unesco World Heritage site just waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG

Welcome to the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG, a gem nestled between Venice and the Dolomites, where everything is prestigiously superiore and exudes excellence. The Valdobbiadene DOCG region is a true cultural landscape with unique scenery shaped over the centuries by the unrelenting passion and commitment of the local wine growers. It is a naturally endowed land of immeasurable value, a Unesco heritage site that grows the noble fruits which produce the wonderful bubbles bottled by Col Vetoraz year after year. In the heart of the celebrated Cartizze hills, the winery is the highest in the entire appellation, standing in a magnificent position 400 metres above sea level. Here, a fully-equipped tasting room awaits guests for a memorable experience, guided by multilingual, trained hospitality professionals. An unforgettable sensory journey embracing smells and tastes is complemented by a one-of-a-kind visual experience, with the breathtaking panoramic terrace offering sweeping views of vineyards sloping down to the valley. Guests can choose from a variety of wine tasting packages, called “Conoscere il Valdobbiadene” (Understanding Valdobbiadene). Participants can dive deep into the specificities of the local terroir and discover what makes Col Vetoraz wines so unique, with every glass of wine showcasing distinctive style, fabulous perlage, infinite depths of flavour and immense diversity in tastes. Indeed, this is what makes Col Vetoraz sparkling wines the perfect accompaniment to memorable moments of togetherness, and the epitome of authentic Valdobbiadene DOCG, the ultimate greeting wine.

For enquiries and reservations please email to: accoglienza@colvetoraz.it  

Col Vetoraz terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: Unesco World Heritage site waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG.

Nestled between Venice and the Dolomites: experiencing the beauty of the Valdobbiadene DOCG in a day

A walking tour that reaches the most hidden corners tucked away between earth and sky, with spectacular views dotted with large and small art treasures. The ideal trekking or cycling experience.

Parish church tour

A nice alternative if you are in the area is a tour of the local churches and chapels, which blends stunning landscapes with a glimpse into the rich history of the region. One of the must-see churches in Valdobbiadene is the parish church of St. Albert. Built more than five centuries ago, it has been overlooking and guarding the vineyards ever since. On patron saint’s day, valley residents flock to the church for a water blessing that will ward off droughts for the rest of the year. The parish church of St. Gregory is dedicated to Valdobbiadene’s patron saint, a great reformer of the Catholic Church; a former Capuchin monastery, the church is the only remaining religious building dating back to the 17th century. Because of its unique acoustics, it is often used for special celebrations.

Col Vetoraz terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: Unesco World Heritage site waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG.

Ancient sundials and rural traditions

Worthy of note are the ancient sundials that adorn the walls of churches and private homes. There are more than 30 of them in Valdobbiadene. Sundials are ancient instruments for measuring time and life, and are deeply ingrained in local farming culture. They mark the time of day and also the season of the year, identifying the various stages of work in the fields. They are considered true works of art, mathematics and astronomy, and are often embellished with symbolic images and ancient words of wisdom. The most popular horological device in Valdobbiadene is the sundial placed by Abbot Giovanni Follador on the south-facing façade of the cathedral bell tower in 1862. This large sundial bears the motto “time and life never stand still”, framed by depictions of the zodiac signs.   

Col Vetoraz terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: Unesco World Heritage site waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG.

Where to eat (typical osterie)

Ristorante da Gigetto – Miane (Treviso)

Osteria dai Mazzeri – Follina (Treviso)

Trattoria Alla Cima – Valdobbiadene (Treviso)

All’Edera – Campea di Miane (Treviso)

Where to stay (B&Bs and agriturismi):

Col Vetoraz terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: Unesco World Heritage site waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG.

About Col Vetoraz Spumanti, a terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills

Col Vetoraz is located in the heart of the Valdobbiadene DOCG area, at almost 400 mt above sea level, at the highest point of the homonymous hill, among the famous Cartizze hills. It is right here that the Miotto family settled in 1838, developing the vine cultivation from the beginning.

In 1993 Francesco Miotto, descendant of this family, together with the agronomist Paolo De Bortoli and the oenologist Loris Dall’Acqua founded the current Col Vetoraz, a winery that was able to innovate and grow reaching in just 25 years the top of Valdobbiadene DOCG production both in quantitative and qualitative terms, with over 2.300.000 kg of DOCG grapes vinified per year from which is selected the production of 1.250.000 bottles.

Today, having the company reached the age of 30, the challenge is to be able to maintain this important position over time. A great respect for tradition, deep love for the territory, extreme care of the vineyards and a scrupulous methodology of the production chain as well as the production of large cuvées, have allowed Col Vetoraz over the years to obtain excellent wines and flattering results at the most prestigious national and international wine competitions.

Col Vetoraz terrace overlooking the Cartizze hills: Unesco World Heritage site waiting to be discovered in the land of Valdobbiadene DOCG.