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The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G invites you to participate in the second annual Instagram contest celebrating the beautiful sparkling wines of the area. The grand prize winner will win a trip to experience this unique region.

The region celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Created in 1969, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was one of the first Italian appellations, obtaining the D.O.C.G. status in 2009. These sparkling wines come from the historic area of Prosecco production, a unique, hillside terroir that was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site this year. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites (at the foothills of the Alps), offering a mild, temperate climate ideal for grape growing, producing serious food wines with pairing versatility, showcasing a range of different styles, aromas and flavor characteristics.

Entering the contest is very easy.  Entrants should post a photo or video of Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. alone or with a dish including a pairing note or informative caption. Full instructions and details for entering are as follows:
  • Share a post on your Instagram feed featuring a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG pairing or special moment between now and 11/15/19.  Make sure your bottle is labeled DOCG — That’s how you know you’re getting top quality.
  • Tag your post:
    • @proseccocv
    • #proseccosuperiore
    • #proseccoelevated
    • #Somminstapic
  • Tag 2 friends who love wine in a comment on your post.
  • Follow @proseccocv, @alltheswirl and @chefsroll.Must be 21 to enter.
  • The winner of the Grand Prize will be will be selected from all qualifying posts and announced in November. Trip dates to be taken in 2020 to be determined in conjunction with the winner with a minimum of six weeks notice.
  • Disclaimer: This contest is administered by Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.
The winner of last year’s contest, Kassandra McPherson, Sommelier at the Lazy Bear in San Francisco visited the region earlier this year and shared her experience on Instagram. Already this year Jeff  Burrows, Barbara Pollastrini, and Martin Redmond have won individual monthly prizes to dine at Proxi in Chicago, Leuca in Brooklyn, and Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco, respectively.

The wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G are based on the Glera grape, and show off fresh citrus, stone fruit, and floral notes and are noted for their refreshing drinkability. This distinguishes them from traditional method sparkling wines, which tend to show yeasty and brioche-like aromas. These flavors difference emerge thanks to differences in the winemaking methods. Where the flavors in the latter emerge from extended aging on the lees. The wines of Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G are instead typically made through the tank or Charmat method, which better preserves Glera’s attractive aromas.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG is nestled between the Italian Prealps to the north, the Piave River to the south, the towns of Valdobbiadene to the west, and Conegliano, to the east.

The region’s wine is produced in three main styles:

• Standard Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is exclusively made with grapes harvested from the hills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone. They’re made in brut, extra-dry, and dry versions depending on the residual sugar left in the wine.

• Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG with a designation of “Rive” (hillside) must be made from grapes grown in a specific commune or hamlet within the 43 sanctioned Rive. Grapes must be hand-harvested and the vintage must always be stated on the label. When drinking wines from a single Rive, one can explore the many microclimates of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone.

• Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG, the area’s top wine, exclusively uses grapes from the Cartizze subzone within the commune of Valdobbiadene. Characterized by its golden hue and notes of citrus, apricots, and rose petals, Cartizze is typically complex and delicate. These wines represent the apex of what great Prosecco Superiore can be.

The region is celebrating many milestones in 2019 and we invite you to join in!

Contest ends at midnight PST on November 15, 2019, for more information contact Charles Communications Associates at or 415-701-WINE.