There are three communes in the Prosecco DOCG: Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, and Asolo.
Asolo. It’s a township (or commune) in Treviso province, pronounced AH-zoh-loh. It’s one of the most beautiful villages in northern Italy. In fact, people often refer to it as the “Pearl of Treviso” for its picturesque beauty. It’s also known as the “City of 100 Horizons” because of its spectacular panoramic views.
The great Italian actress of the late 19th and early 20th century, Eleonora Duse, made her home there and she died there. She was one of the most famous celebrities of her time.
The late 19th and early 20th century Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, another one of the most famous persons of that era, also spent time there.
The small town is also home to one of the most significant collections of works by the late 18th century and early 19th century sculpture and artist Antonio Canova.
And the hills around Asolo are home to one of the world’s most famous and celebrated wines, Prosecco DOCG.
Most people know two of the townships included in the Prosecco DOCG: Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Our little township may not make as much wine as the others do. In fact, the amount of wine made here is relatively small compared the townships where the overwhelming majority of Prosecco DOCG wines are produced. But our township was included in the historic DOCG because like Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, we have the southern-facing hills and the morainic subsoils needed to produce top Prosecco.
We couldn’t help but thrilled when an American friend shared the photo above. It’s from a restaurant in the heart of Oregon wine country (the Willamette Valley). You’ll note that the author of the wine list wrote Asolo for her/his Prosecco entry. It takes a great wine appellation to know another!