Our tour on the prosecco wine route begins in Conegliano. Stroll under the arcades of the old Contrada Granda and admire the sequence of ancient houses, the splendid cathedral with its frescoed facade and the fresco at Hotel Canon d’Oro, that was formerly a pawnshop belonging to a religious brotherhood. Conegliano’s castle dominates the city from the top of the hill.
It is precisely by the castle, today the city’s history museum, that the wine route begins.
Our restaurant tips along the route will make your trip even more likable.
The road winds gently on the hill crest and takes to San Pietro di Feletto where you should not miss the charming 12th-century parish church, in exquisite Romanesque style.
The next stretch of the route leads to Refrontolo (1) winding through scenic hilly landscape. A short detour takes you to enchanting Molinetto della Croda, an old mill nestled in rocks with its waterfall aside. Do not miss it!
After a short break continue your trip to Rolle (2) but before reaching this little enchanting village, across panoramic views and endless vineyard landscapes, we suggest a stop at winery Vigne Matte (8) for wine tasting.
From here, follow indications to Cison di Valmarino, a beautiful small town overlooked by its imposing castle, and then reach Follina (3-4) with its enchanting abbey whose foundation dates back to the 13th century.
Keep driving with direction Miane (5) and Combai where you enjoy a largely intact landscape, patterned with rounded hills, poetically called "snails", dotted with old sheds that are still used to store hay and tools.
From Combai the wine road heads north through the vineyards to reach the clou par excellence in this region, the Cartizze area, which produces the very best of all prosecco varieties. Here you get some of the loveliest views of the Prosecco hills, where vineyards climb steeply onto the mountain until they leave room to vast chestnut woods (local chestnuts are much appreciated here).
Drive on towards Valdobbiadene (6). The route ends in the city’s main square, surrounded by neoclassical style buildings and by the iconic 18th-century bell tower.
The way back to Conegliano could be done through Vidor, Col San Martino, Farra di Soligo, Solighetto, Refrontolo, Conegliano.
We have guided tours of the Prosecco Route by car or minivan, led by local English-speaking guides. See more here.
Recommended restaurants along the Prosecco Route:
1. Trattoria Al Forno - in Refrontolo - Tel. 0438 894496
Mario e Rosita Piol welcome you with their kindness in this beautiful centenary place. Mario and Rosita’s cooking follows the tradition of the local cuisine and the seasonal products. Inside the Restaurant, during wintertime the fireplace corner creates a special atmosphere. Wide choice of wines.
2. Ristorante da Andreetta - in Rolle (near Cison di Valmarino) - Tel. 0438 85761
Restaurant Da Andreetta sits in the seductive scenery of Rolle: surrounded by woods and vineyard hills, it overlooks the valley from its large terrace.
The culinary tradition of Andreetta family began in the sixties with mom Santina. Their cooking is strictly faithful to the land and the seasons, offers typical dishes of the regional tradition of Veneto.
3. Osteria dai Mazzeri - in Follina - Tel. 0438 971255
Osteria dei Mazzeri is housed in the former old Town Hall near the Abbey. Here Vito and Mauro Mazzero welcome guests in their elegant rustic Restaurant. Relax and let them guide you into the most authentic flavours of the regional cuisine. Certainly one of the best Restaurant in the province. Heartily recommended.
4. Osteria Al Castelletto - near Follina, in Pedeguarda - Tel. 0438 842484
Mrs Clemi, interpretes local tradition with a creative touch of cooking class. The Restaurant’s specialty is barbeque meat. Desserts are exceptionally tasty: chocolate mousse or zabaglione and vanilla ice cream are simply palate delights. To top off your meal, the wine carte features national and regional wines.
5. Antica Osteria di via Brandolni - in Solighetto - Tel. 0438 82590
A country house of the early 1900s, with a central fireplace, offers guests a family atmosphere. The environment is quite charming; beautiful paintings of master Lino Dinetto stand out everywhere on the walls and ceilings.
6. Ristorante Da Gigetto - in Miane Tel. 0438 960020
Gigetto ranks no doubt in the top names of Treviso food scene. Venetian traditional cuisine turns into delicacy for the pleasure of your mouth and eyes. Beautiful cellar with impressive wine list from the region and from all Italy.
7. Trattoria Alla Cima - near Valdobbiadene, in San Pietro di Barbozza - Tel. 0423 972711
In the very heart of the Prosecco land you find this renovated old farmhouse where you get a breathtaking view of endless Prosecco landscape. During summer time you should dine on the terrace.
The menu is never short of soppressa (local salami), pasta and beans, liver Venetian style and great BBQ meats. Chef Isidoro also takes care of a wide selection of national and local wines.
8. Vigne Matte - in Rolle, Cison di Valmarino – Tel. 0438 975798 www.vignematte.it
A red farmhouse built on top of a hill is the heart of Vigne Matte. Get the chance to taste their proseccos and some nice red wines, like the Colli di Conegliano Rosso.