After a decade of lobbying, the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in Italy's Prosecco region were finally awarded Unesco status. Stretching for 30km, the chequerboard hills are famed for the sparkling wine that has been cultivated here for centuries, with the prosecco produced around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene adopting a distinctive (wine buff code for superior) taste largely credited to the unique geology of the area.
The landscape is characterised by steep hills, ciglioni (small plots of vines built on narrow terraces), forests and farmland, while the grapes grown reflect the efforts of generations of producers that have worked, largely by hand, on the terrain since the 17th century. The region is best explored when slightly sloshed, so hire a driver and pop as many prosecco bottles on route as you please, making sure that Borgoluce is one of your stops. This family-run vineyard produces its own standout buffalo mozzarella to soak up the fizz.