Montello Wine Route
The fruits of nature in tune with man and his history. The Road of Montello and Colli Asolani Wines is a route that combines the possibility to admire the artistic beauties of the area and be moved by the scars that the historical events of the war left here, with the unique opportunity to taste some samples of wine.
The hilly landscape enclosed by theMonte Grappa and the river Piaveis lined with the DOC Montello and Colli Asolani vineyards. The route is divided into two sections: the first connectsNervesa della Battaglia with Cornuda, following the slopes of the Montello which offers trails and paths that are suitable for all sport enthusiasts, as well as being frequented by history lovers who can re-discover the events that happened here in the context of the Great War. Along with wine, there are numerous typical local products available for tasting in the Farmhouse holiday structures scattered about over these hills.
The second section is ring-shaped, with departure from and return to Cornuda. It stretches over the Colli Asolani (Asolani Hills) and the profile of the Grappa Massif rises up on the horizon. The main focus of this route is Asolo, one of the prettiest villages in Italy and highly acclaimed by poets.. Journeying along the 'wine-route' in this part of the Marchlands of Treviso is an experience in which you can find out more about art in a natural context, that gives you some really wonderful moments to remember – in fact there are the well-known Palladian 'Villa di Maser' and the 'Tempio di Canova' at Possagno, just a few kilometres away from each other. Another 'must' to fit in is the tasting of more excellent produce of this area such as the cherries or Monfumo apples.
Produce of the DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) area consists of Prosecco, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as two autochthonous varieties, Bianchetta and Carmenere.
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Photo: Marc De Tollenaere