The hotel restaurant at the Pines, is located within the production area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
The area lies in the Veneto, 50 km from Venice, in the hilly strip of the Province of Treviso lying between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. It is equidistant from the Dolomites and the Adriatic, a particular situation that has a positive effect on the climate. The terrain is difficult to cultivate but with a special charm, with its vineyards perched high on the steep hillsides where it is hard even to remain standing. Here the vine-growers have made the hillsides their own a centimetre at a time, thus creating a unique landscape whose beauty is such that the producers have applied for the area to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The production zone comprises fifteen communes and stretches over an area of around 20,000 hectares. Vines are grown only on the most sunny parts of the hills, at altitudes varying between 50 and 500 metres above sea level, while the north-facing slopes are covered mainly in woodland.
The climate throughout the area is mild, with not excessively cold winters and hot but not muggy summers, with the result that, in the past, the nobility of Venice liked to spend their summers in these parts in order to escape from the humidity of the lagoon.
Throughout its extraordinary history, the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone has made Prosecco into an extraordinary success story, creating over the course of time a modern, informal and vivacious Italian-Style drink that is appreciated and enjoyed all over the world.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which gained D.O.C.G. recognition in 2009, represents the top of the quality pyramid for Prosecco, a wine that is produced exclusively in North-Eastern Italy in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia Regions.
(the text is taken from the website www.prosecco.it)