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Garda DOC Consortium and Piave DOP Consortium

  • 180 Farms of Piave Dop

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    362.702 wheels of Piave DOP Produced in 2020

  • 36 Garda Doc Consortium Members

  • 21 mln bottles of Garda Doc

Perfect Pairing

The perfect pairing, a match made in heaven: this scintillating new Garda Doc sparkling wine combined with the distinctive perfectly-aged piave dop cheeses of italy’s alpine region will put your taste buds high up in the clouds.

What makes it perfect?
A perfect pairing where one compliments the other, like an old friendship.
A perfect pairing that hits all the right notes, flavors, and atmosphere.
A perfect pairing where two outstanding flavours create something out of this world.

The perfect pairing, a symbol of European quality:
For those with a taste for the finer things in life, european quality means authentic old world taste that you’ll want to come back to again and again.

The perfect pairing, a symbol of Italian passion:
For the love of food and for the love of all the culture that surrounds it. If it’s made in Iitaly, it’s your guarantee of centuries of craftsmanship and tradition.

GARDA DOC: an Italian original, crafted on the shores of Lake Garda

This Italian original, a winemaking tradition since 1996, is crafted on the shores of Lake Garda—the largest body of water in Italy—and home to one of the world’s most famous winemaking regions boasting over 10,000 growers and 400 wineries.

Production Area:
Our wines are cultivated on over 31,100 hectares, bordering as many as ten historic appellations in Brescia, Mantua and Verona. And thanks to the cool, drying breezes, and the moderate climate of the nearby lake, it’s the perfect atmosphere for making ripened, well-balanced wines.

Enjoy Garda D.O.C. Spumante featuring a sweetness range from Brut Nature to demi-sec. Or treat your taste buds to Garda Rosé either tank fermented, or fermented in the bottle. A refreshing complement to just about any gathering.

Learn more about The Consortium of Garda DOC HERE.

PIAVE DOP: true Northern Italian character

Piave cheese hails from the province of Belluno, the northernmost tip of the Veneto region where you’ll find the breathtaking Dolomite mountains and valleys, as well as the legendary Piave river.

Production area:
The distinct and delectable result of generations of cheese-making expertise, in an Alpine climate featuring cool summers and snowy winters, Piave cheese dates back to 1960 when it was first produced in small batches. A best kept secret among cheese lovers, which wasn’t kept so secret, as today Piave cheese produces over 350 thousand wheels a year.

From the pleasant and slightly salty Piave Mezzano to the intense full-bodied flavor of Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro with hints of fruit, Piave cheese gets its distinct northern Italian character from 4 different cattle breeds in Belluno province. At least 80% of the pasteurized milk comes from these breeds: Bruna Italiana (Italian Brown), Grigia Alpina (Alpine Grey), Pezzata Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Pied) and Frisona Italiana (Italian Friesian or Holstein).

Piave cheese pairs well with Garda D.O.C. Sparkling rose wine. A hard, cooked curd cheese it’s an outstanding cheese from table to grating, and available in five ages:


  • Piave Fresco DOP (20/60 days),
  • Piave Mezzano DOP (61/180 days),
  • Piave Vecchio DOP (>180 days),
  • Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro DOP (>12 months),
  • Piave Vecchio Riserva DOP (more than 18 months).


Learn more about The Consortiium of Piave DOP HERE.

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