The 10th edition of “Vinetia,” the guide to the wines of the Veneto region that is published online by Ais Veneto, was presented at the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel in Venice, and each year selects the region’s excellent wines. The event also saw the awarding of the “Fero Prize” to the seven best wines from the Veneto region, one for each category: with the 2024 edition, two new quality awards were introduced, given to the most deserving labels by separate committees composed of journalists and restaurateurs, respectively. The winners of the “Premio Fero – Best Wine of Veneto 2024” are: the “Cartizze Dry 2022 Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Docg” by La Tordera and “Montpré Cuvée del Fondatore 2013 by Tenuta Chiccheri” for the categories Best Charmat Method Sparkling Wine and Best Classical Method Sparkling Wine, “Lison Classico 150 2021 Lison Classico Docg” by Borgo Stajnbech as Best White Wine and “Le Morandine 2021 Chiaretto di Bardolino Doc” by Il Pignetto as Best Pink Wine.
For reds, the title of Best Red Wine went to “Sante Rosso Igt Marca Trevigiana 2021” by Cecchetto and that of Best Red Wine for Aging to “Decem Riserva 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Docg” by Zardini Pietro. The Best Sweet Wine award was given to “Septemviri 2013 Recioto della Valpolicella Docg” by Ilatium Morini. Finally, the jury of journalists wanted to award “Cartizze Dry 2022 Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Docg” from La Tordera, while restaurateurs gave the quality award to “Lison Classico 150 2021 Lison Classico Docg” from Borgo Stajnbech. Vinetia 2024 tasters tasted a total of 2,120 wines from 412 producers. The guide awarded 218 labels with the “4 Rosoni,” which represents the highest score band assigned by the tasting committee, and another 72 received the “Ducato,” the recognition dedicated to references that combine high quality with advantageous prices. Finally, the best 50 producers out of a total of over 400 were awarded the “Rialto Award.”