45° 30' 57" N


11° 33' 34" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of the Veneto region in northeastern Italy, the Vicenza DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is a viticultural gem that harmoniously marries tradition with terroir. This enchanting wine-producing region boasts a rich history dating back centuries, and its diverse landscape plays a pivotal role in crafting exceptional wines.

Vicenza's unique environment is a tapestry of rolling hills, fertile plains, and sun-drenched vineyards, all caressed by the gentle breezes from the Adriatic Sea and the cool air descending from the nearby Alps. This climatic juxtaposition creates an ideal setting for viticulture, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors.

Among the grape varieties cultivated in Vicenza DOC, the most prominent are Merlot for red wines and Garganega for whites. Merlot thrives in the region's warm, well-drained soils, delivering red wines with a velvety texture, lush fruitiness, and hints of spice. Garganega, on the other hand, flourishes in the cooler, higher-altitude vineyards, giving rise to whites with crisp acidity and delicate floral notes.

Vicenza DOC's winemakers are passionate about preserving their heritage while embracing modern techniques. The result is a range of captivating wines that reflect the region's soul, where the essence of Merlot and Garganega grapes intertwines with the earth, sun, and history, making every sip a journey through the heart of Vicenza's terroir. Whether you're savoring a Merlot's bold elegance or a Garganega's refreshing charm, Vicenza DOC wines promise an authentic taste of this remarkable corner of Italy.



Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

The DOC Vicenza covers 86 municipalities within the province of Vicenza, in the Veneto region.  It starts in the Riviera Berica region, which is south of Vicenza, and finishes in the province's northeast, which is primarily a foothill region.

The area has a continental climate with minimal summer rainfall and significant day-to-night temperature differences. The Berici hills provide as a natural barrier to the warm air currents coming from the Po valley, while the mountains shield the vineyards from the chilly winter winds that may cause frost.

In the Vicenza DOC, we can find various types of soils:

  • On the one hand, in the hills and foothills, the soils are of volcanic origin and rich in basalt, tuff and vulcanites.
  • On the other hand, in the plains, the soil is formed by sedimentary rocks with alluvial origin and is rich in clay.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Merlot

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Garganega

The Vicenza wine region unveils a captivating selection of red and white wines that reflect the charm and heritage of this enchanting land.

Among the most common red wines, Merlot reigns as a beloved gem. Flourishing in the region's gentle hills and mild climate, Merlot vines yield wines of velvety elegance and rich berry flavors. With a medium to full body and soft tannins, these reds enchant the palate with their smooth character, making them a delightful companion to a wide array of Italian dishes and cozy gatherings.

As for the white wines, Garganega takes the spotlight, embodying the essence of the region's white winemaking expertise. Graceful and aromatic, Garganega wines entice with notes of white flowers, ripe peach, and zesty citrus. With a refreshing acidity, they showcase versatility, ranging from delightful aperitifs to perfect companions for seafood and light fare.

In the Vicenza wine region, winemaking is an art, shaped by centuries of tradition and a deep connection to the land. From the captivating Merlot reds to the enchanting Garganega whites, each bottle reflects the dedication of local vintners and the nuances of the terroir.

As the sun sets over the rolling vineyards, a glass of Vicenza wine transports us to a world of flavors and memories. Whether toasting to joyous occasions or savoring moments of quiet reflection, these wines embody the heart of this extraordinary land, leaving us with a desire to uncover more of its delightful treasures.