Venice’s region has emerged in recent times as Italy’s largest producer of wine with a major share classified as DOC or DOCG (more than 300 million bottles a year).
Leading the flow is Verona’s trio of Soave, Valpolicella and Bardolino. But since DOC represents less than a third of the region’s total, the Veneto also figures as a major producer and exporter of IGT wines, often of moderate price. Amarone Della Valpolicella is an often powerful Italian red wine made from dried grapes of the Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara varieties. In Italian, amarone literally means "big bitter."