After a ten-year nomination process, on July 7, 2019 the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic winemaking region in north-eastern Italy is the 55th Italian site to be recognized with this prestigious designation. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to “encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.”
The Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene landscape is the 10th site in the world to be registered under the category of “cultural landscape.” The other sites in this category include Langhe Roero and Monferrato (Italy), Champagne (France), and Tokaj (Hungary). These evolutionary cultural landscape sites show the vital and constantly evolving interaction between man and the environment.
The producers of the Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, including Nino Franco, were the driving force behind the region being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information, please visit the websites of UNESCO and the Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG