Latest update: 26 February 2022
The Valpolicella wine region in Veneto provides the second highest production rate of DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wines in Italy, behind the Chianti region of Tuscany.
Apart from the bucolic scenery of rolling fields covered in vines, there are plenty of places to try the wines themselves such as villages like San Giorgio di Valpolicella, Negrar, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano. The most famous wines produced in the region are Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.
The Valpolicella area is situated in Verona Province, nestled in the hills between Verona to the east and Lake Garda to the west.
Wines: Recioto, Ripasso, Amarone
Villages: San Giorgio di Valpolicella, Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro
Close by: Lake Garda, Verona, Santuario Madonna della Corona
Recommended accommodation: Hotel Corte Valier