The name Vinetia is a combination of the words 'vino' and 'Venetia', the name given by the ancient Latins not just to the lagoon of Venice but to all of what is currently known as the Veneto region. In this land, both the vine and wine were already well known before Roman times. In one way or another, Vinetia has always been here.
Vinetia provides a brief information sheet for each winery containing important information: contact details, the number of hectares cultivated, date of foundation, yearly bottle production, staff oenologist and more, all accompanied by a brief description. There is also useful information about accommodation and opportunities to take part in guided tastings, as well as the winery's geolocation.
Our assessment method
AIS Veneto has divided the work of assessment according to the three principal production areas in the Veneto region, for which we can at least in part thank our close partnership with the regional bodies for the protection and promotion of local wines. By organizing tasting panels in each area, AIS Veneto has been able to select the wines that are representative of the winemaking quality of that particular area.
All the wines featured in the Vinetia guide have been tasted by at least 5 AIS Official Tasters in a blind test and the wines that were awarded the highest scores were put to a further tasting. Once the individual assessments were made, each wine was given an average score allowing it to be catalogued under the score brackets represented by the rose window symbol. A special prize was also awarded to the 7 wines that attained the highest scores of all in their respective categories.
Moreover, the wines that stood out thanks to their high quality in relation to their sale price were awarded the Ducat prize. The descriptions are completed by the organoleptic qualities of the wines and suggestions for food matching. For each wine, the date and place of the tasting is also given, so readers can see when the assessment was made.
The "Rosone" - Rose window
4 rose windows: from 91 to 100 pts.
3 rose windows: from 86 to 90,99 pts.
2 rose windows: from 81 to 85,99 pts.
1 rose windows: < 81 pts.
This symbol is used to give a points-based assessment to every wine. It recalls the shape of the four-sided "rosone" decorating the facade of the Doge's Palace, the Ca' D'Oro and many other palaces from the Serenissima Republic, all built in the Venetian Gothic style. These windows are one of the most popular and distinctive elements of Venetian iconography. Familiar and highly recognizable, they are the perfect symbol to represent the scores awarded to each wine by the tasting panel.
This is an evaluation of the quality recognized in the wine in relation to its price at origin. The Golden Ducat, also known as Matapan, was the most valuable coin among those issued by the Venetian Mint at the time of the ruling Doges. This recognition is given only to wines which offer excellent quality coupled with an advantageous price. It doesn't indicate a simple price/quality relationship but is a mathematical calculation which gives due acknowledgement to the commitment shown and the costs borne by winemakers in order to achieve the highest scores.
Is a special prize awarded to just one wine, the one that obtained the highest score of all in its category. There are seven categories for the award, one for each of the 7 teeth on the "fero", the distinctive iron prow-head on the Venetian gondola representing the seven provinces in the Veneto region.
Best red wine for ageing
Best white wine
Best red wine
Best methode classique sparkling wine
Best rosé wine
Best dessert wine
Best charmat method sparkling wine
50 distinct companies for quality results over time
wines awarded 4 rosoni
wines awarded the Ducat
official tasters involved over 5 months
assessment sheets written
Editing team of
The Vinetia editing team is made up of 25 people coordinated by an overseer for each of the 7 provinces.