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Prosecco Tasting Route: Solighetto

15/11/2013

After leaving Refrontolo the next town on our Prosecco Route is Solighetto. Although it is not strictly a town or village (it is officially classed as hamlet) there is still a great deal to see historically, architecturally and of course from a Prosecco perspective!

Solighetto’s main agricultural yield is of course from the Prosecco grapevines, and it is also of some importance in that it is home to the headquarters of the Consortium for the Protection of the Prosecco DOCG (Consorzio Tutela Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG).The consortium consists of the prosecco vinegrowers, makers and bottlers from 5 Veneto provinces (Treviso, Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Belluno) and 4 Friuli provinces (Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, Trieste) with the aim of protecting the quality and the name of Prosecco, managing  the areas of cultivation and promoting Prosecco, alongside other duties and aims. The headquarters are housed in the  18th-century villa Aldobrandini d’Adda, which is well worth a visit on its own account.

Also to see in Solighetto is the  14th century church of Santa Maria Nova, with valuable frescos dating from the same date and a museum dedicated to the opera singer Toti Dal Monte. Just outside the village you can walk to the temple of San Gallo, from where there are amazing views across the Piave Valley.

For more information regarding Prosecco wineries around Solighetto please contact the local tourist information.