One of the pictures I shared in yesterday’s Italy Pic of the Day, was of me looking up at grape vines in Valdobbiadene, Italy. I love it because it reminds me of walking through a tunnel of grape vines at Osteria Senz’Oste before catching sight of this view.
I’m sure my fellow wine lovers would love walking under a tunnel of plump grapes right before Prosecco harvest too. Which is why today’s Italy Pic of the Day, is that exact view I saw, looking up!
Italy Pic of the Day, Prosecco Grapes
Talk about a wine lovers dream come true! Can’t you just imagine how much cooler it feels in the shade of dense grape vines? They make taking in the view of UNESCO World Heritage Conegliano Valdobbiadene endlessly enjoyable.
Fun Facts About Prosecco
Just for the fun of it, how about a few fun facts about Prosecco! Did you know…
- The first written record of Prosecco is from 1754, but vine-growing has been widespread in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene region since ancient times.
- Not all Prosecco is bubbly
- The original Bellini recipe used Prosecco
- There is town called Prosecco just outside Trieste, Italy
- In 2009 Conegliano Valdobbiadene became Italy’s 44th D.O.C.G.
- In 2019 Conegliano Valdobbiadene became a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- A bottle of Champagne starts around $40, but Prosecco starts closer to $12, which is perhaps why…
- Prosecco started outselling Champagne in 2013 and they have been neck and neck ever since.
Join me tomorrow for my final Italy Pic of the Day from Valdobbiadene and a close up of the grapes used to make Prosecco. Plus, a little good natured Champagne vs Prosecco comparison.