Tips for a weekend in the Prosecco areaproseccando
In our opinion the best moment to arrive in the Prosecco Valley is on friday afternoon so that you can start your weekend with a nice cheers with some Prosecco.
Happy hour, dinner and the first night at La Vigna di Sarah
Giant cheese and raw meat “taglieri” selections will make the perfect pair with the sparkling storytelling you will find in this young winery (discover here our blog post about “La Vigna di Sarah”)
Here the happy hour is amazing in every season: during spring and summer you can cheer in the beautiful dehors facing the vineyards while in autumn and winter you can live the special experience of the happy hour in a giant wine barrell.
The Chef is Michael Esposito, he’s also the winery export manager and the party planner during the hospitality days in the winery.
He is born in the USA from a family with restaurant traditions and then he decided to return back in Italy bringing an international breeze without loosing his Italian touch. By letting him round us with his sparkling storytelling, we discovered that South Italy typical recipes perfectly pair with Prosecco’s delicate hints.
Here booking is mandatory because Mr Proseccone (nickname of Michael) wants to plan the perfect menu for his guests. This is the perfect location for a romantic candlelight dinner or for a funny group of friends that can reserve the entire location.
The cooking here is based on available seasonal products coming from the vegetable garden of the winery and the typical products that Mr. Proseccone brings from Naples.
Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a wine barrel in the vineyards? Here you can do it with every comfort
You will wake up surrounded by a breathtaking panorama and for sure you will feel relaxed and ready to live an intensive Prosecco day in the amazing Conegliano-Valdobbiadene hills.
We advise you to start your day with a lot of energies from one of those special breakfast locations:
– for a huge American breakfast or a brunch you can look at the Follina al Caffè Milani
– if you prefer the Italian brioche with a cappuccino, the best place is pasticceria Faganello in “La Bella” at Follina
– if you want to admire the center of Pieve di Soligo the right coffee is Ceschin
We suggest you to spend the morning to the beauties of the area: do not miss the Molinetto della Croda, it is one of the most evocative corners in the Marca Trevigiana and it is an excellent location to take nice photos. With more than 4 centuries of history, the primitive foundations of the Molinetto are based on the bare rock of the mountain, named the “croda”.
Another place that will leave you speechless is Rolle. This small village, part of the municipality of Cison di Valmarino, is a veritable amphitheater of vineyards.
Recently Rolle has become famous on the big screen because it has been the set of the Italian movie “Finché c’è Prosecco c’è speranza”, do you recognize it in the trailer?
In Rolle area we suggest you visit the Duca di Dolle relais winery. During the summer you can taste their bubbles in the nice garden in front of the beautiful swimming pool surrounded by the vineyards.
Here we suggest you to taste their Prosecco col fondo (refermented in the bottle).
Being already in the Rolle area, if you are searching for a nice spot for lunch we suggest you move to the Andreetta Restaurant. The beautiful lunchroom has a breathtaking view of the Rolle vineyard amphitheater. In this restaurant you can pair the typical dishes of Veneto region with the very good Prosecco produced by the owners of the restaurant while the maitre will guide you through the best food and wine pairing with the dishes of the day. A real institution of the area, this place is not to be missed.
After lunch, we recommend you to do a walk in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: Cison di Valmarino.
Another amazing location is St.Lorenzo Church, from there the panorama offers a view of the glera vineyards.
You can then enjoy the Saturday afternoon, visiting two interesting wineries:
Since 1985, the property has focused attention on the biological and biodynamic cultures for ethical issues, before any fashion or market demand. From that moment on, the company has developed a wide range of wines, most of them belong to the world of bubbles.
We want to point out the very interesting label Animae: a wine that the owner of the winery described us as an “Innovation of process and product”. This wine was born from the decision to make a “wine only wine”, without sulphites starting from organic wines.
Founded in 1920 thanks to the founder Abele Adami, the grandfather of the current owners, the winery is now selling all over the world thanks to the new generation.
“No red wine or still white wine, only Prosecco here”, this is how they briefly describe their production.
The range is wide enough: in addition to their “sul lievito”, to the Cartizze and an interesting and fragrant Doc Treviso, some bottles Adami have the name of the respective Rive while others tell the story of the dialect of this excellent territory.
Following those two winery visits, as the sunset approaches, the best place for a drink immersed in the Glera vineyards is the Osteria senza Oste.
Last bastion of trust in the human race, this is a self-managed inn without staff. Genuine Veneto products are available inside, and of course, there is Prosecco. At the end of the choice of your menu, it is possible to pay to an automatic cash desk and to settle in the chosen places enjoying the view.
The experience in the glera amphitheater can now continue: for dinner and Saturday night, we recommend a stop to Salis. Needless to say, here it is possible to eat perched on the vineyards. We are in a very special area, the vineyards that surround the restaurant are those that produce the precious Cartizze wine. The menu is refined, the local products are skillfully combined with genuine products coming from Italian excellences, obviously they are perfect be paired with bubbles. The name of the hotel restaurant derives from the local dialect term “salis” which indicates the particular shape of the land on which the structure rests.
After waking up surrounded by the Cartizze vineyards, after the check-out from Salis we suggest you take a ride to Valdobbiadene.
At lunch time you can go to Riva de Milan. It is an historical farmhouse in the area now turned into a cozy restaurant where you can eat with the vineyards that rest on the table. The dishes here are the one of the Veneto tradition, strong and tasty and we suggest you combine them with the excellent “Prosecco della Casa col fondo”.
If it is a rainy Sunday we advise you to have a stop at the SPA of CastelBrando. This beautiful structure rests right on the peak overlooking the ancient village of Cison di Valmarino. Due to the small size of the SPA and the high demand we advise you to book well in advance to choose the moment you prefer.
If you can stop in the area for a long weekend, then we recommend other nice places to go for dinner:
The first is in the Villa Sandi an it is a property of the famous Prosecco winery. The setting is studied in every detail, it is an house immersed in a park and it is perfect for a sunset dinner in summer.
Even at Le Mesine the contact with nature is a masterpiece. Here we recommend the typical spit paired with the excellent Prosecco of the house. If possible, just go there during a mild night to end your romantic evening under the stars.
If you are true #winelover we definitely recommend a dinner at “Da Gigetto” in Miane. Here an old-fashioned reception will make you feel pampered while at the end of the dinner we recommend a visit to their cellar. A real treasure that will keep you dreaming on the notes of Prosecco sparkling wine.
How to get there
Train: We recommend using the Conegliano train station and be picked up by some Prosecco area experienced driver
Taxi or car rental service
Car: Highway exit Vittorio Veneto south or Conegliano