The Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene proclaimed Unesco world heritage site
The Prosecco Hills of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The announcement was made on July, 7th by the World Heritage Committee in Baku.
The 97 square kilometres of sinuous valleys outlined by vineyard rows and small villages became the eight site in Veneto and the 55th in Italy to make the UNESCO list. Since the 17th century, the use of ciglioni has created a particular chequerboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes.
The Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene landscape is the 10th site in the world to be registered under the category of “cultural landscape”, and is characterized by three unique attributes, based on different geomorphological and cultural characteristics, compared to the other nine territories.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg is an Italian outstanding feature that keeps the memories of an ancient land. Terre di Rai, the Italian winery owned by Sandra De Giusti and her sons, produces two versions of this wine (Brut and Extra Dry) with a modern approach and interpretation, with respect to the environment and to the long standing tradition of the Italian viticulture.