One of my favourite things in life is wine and Villa Sandi is a wine lovers dream. Located in Valdobbiadene near Treviso, an hour away from Venice in North-East Italy.
This is the region that has the best production of prosecco. This is because of the fertile soil and the climate. I agree the prosecco tasted fantastic!
The Villa Sandi estate is set on 106.8 hectares and the villa dates back, to 1622.
The whole estate is beautifully manicured and very green between the vineyards and trees. Villa Sandi is owned by the Moretti Polegato family.
We started our tour in the cellars which are made up of lots of tunnels that are under the villa and grounds.
First, we saw the lots barrels of wine. Then that lead on to the thousands of bottles of sparkling wine, white wine and red wine. With little chalk boards with the name and date of the wine.
It was exciting seeing so many bottles and walking through the tunnels that dated back to the first world war. The arch ways to the tunnels were quite low down (I was fine as I’m only 5.2”!).
Villa Sandi mainly produce prosecco as the climate is perfect here to produce the standard of grape for top quality D.O.C.G. wines.
These vineyards are on the La Rivetta estate and the Valdobbiadene estate.
They also produce white wine (Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio) and red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot).
These vineyards are on the Crocetta Del Montello estate, Nervesa Della Battaglia estate and the Spilimbergo estate within the Villa Sandi Estate.
After our tour of the Villa and wine cellars we headed to their boutique hotel to have lunch and sample the wine.
The hotel is called ‘Locanda Sandi’ and is a building build with stone and has wooden shutters. It looks like a typical house in the wine regions of Italy.
The restaurant was lovely, designed like a simple farmhouse. The tables had herbs on the table instead of flowers, such a nice touch.
The table was set with beautiful floral plates and lots of wine glasses, ready to taste their selection wine!
We started with a Valdobbiadene Prosecco that was paired with a delicious starter of prosciutto crudo and fried zucchini and cheese.
Then we had a white wine (Pinot Grigio) that was paired with orange and asparagus risotto.
Then it was on to the red wine (Merlot) with beef and vegetables. Desert was a treat as it was tiramisu and then some more prosecco!
After the meal, it was espresso time then after dinner drinks of a selection of grappa or prune liqueur. I was little tipsy by the time I left!
There is a wine shop opposite the hotel so of course I made a quick stop to buy some souvenirs!!
I have been to Venice many times before, but the sail into Venice is one of the most stunning ports to sail into and to sail away from.
Between the buildings, tiny bridges and boats. Soon I will write a post on what to see in Venice as that is a whole blog in its self!
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Love Lucy x
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