A sunny day in the Prosecco region

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What do you do on a sunny day when the frigid temperatures of winter finally start to thaw, and your husband doesn't have to work?


Go to the Prosecco vineyards of course!
Did you know the northern part of Italy is known for having the best Prosecco in the WORLD?
It's true. There really is no better place to buy Prosecco.
A mere hour away from where we live is where you can find the Strada del Prosecco, a street that is home to numerous Prosecco vineyards. It's in a gorgeous town called Refrontolo, near Conegliano.



If you didn't know any better, you might think you've found your way to Tuscany with the amount of vineyards that surround this area. 
Our first stop was the Toffoli vineyard, which is where some of my favorite Prosecco comes from.


Toffoli makes a fantastic Prosecco Superiore, an extra dry millesimato.  It was given a DOCG rating, which means it's basically the best of the best. What's even more fantastic is that when you buy it from the vineyard it's a mere 6 euro a bottle! They also make some of the best Rosé I've ever had.



We tasted some delicious bottles of bubbly, and stocked up on our favorites. After loading up the car we drove around the area and took in the sites.




Also in Refrontolo is the Molinetto della Croda, an old mill which is perfect for stopping to grab a few pics.



We enjoyed lunch at Ristorante Da Brun, where we dined upon a fixed menu of pasta, chicken, and veggies. The highlight of Da Brun is it's location, secluded at the top of a hill with a fantastic view. 

The Prosecco region made for a perfect day date, with beautiful sites and great wine to taste. 

After all, there's a reason why Prosecco is in the title of this blog. 

I have also recently learned that Toffoli now distributes to the USA, so if you aren't planning a trip to Italy anytime soon you can still enjoy their wines.

Ciao!


*I was in no way asked to endorse or feature the Toffoli vineyard on this blog. I just really love their Prosecco :)


11 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day! The views are beautiful!!! P.S. I nominated you for a blogging award! Check it out on my blog :)

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  2. Newest follower here. I found you through the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  3. Fun! We'll have to make our way out there one of these days.

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  4. Hey girlie!! Awh, your blog is just so adorable...and your wedding pictures are so GORGEOUS!! So glad to have found your blog; can't wait to read more!:)

    ~Fannie
    xoxo

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  5. haha i love how you said this was not an endorsed post! I would love to go here! it's gorgeous and I love vineyards!!

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  6. Beautiful pictures and Prosecco...yummo!!!
    Found you from the link up :)

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  7. stopping by from the link up. LOVE wineries--looks like fun!

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I would love to actually visit a vineyard, I never have!

    My Travel Tuesday Post
    Jess

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  9. Oh my goodness, where to start!? I am so glad I found your blog!! I have been to Italy several times and am constantly wanting to go back. I am extremely jealous that you guys live there. Can we please be friends so that I can live through you? Lol I really do love it there. The pictures from your weekend are gorgeous! Ahh I have so many questions for you! Ok, I'm done being crazy overly excited. Oh, I found your blog through the link up with Helene. I wrote about Italy in my post! Hope you had a great Tuesday night!

    Xo,
    Whitney
    http://keepingupwiththecyperts.blogspot.com/

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  10. Looks absolutely gorgeous -- Italy is so awesome. I could definitely go for a glass of Prosecco right now!

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  11. What a treat to taste prosecco where it's actually made!

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