In Padua there are 4 wine areas whose products are recognized as DOC, all located south of the city, between the hills and the flat area at their feet.
A good glass in one of the many wine bars and taverns in the city, sipped in pleasant conversation or in the company of a good book, will make your stay in Padua even more pleasant, experiencing the city as its inhabitants usually do.
The Consorzio Vini DOC Colli Euganei certifies the quality of the 13 wines with denomination of controlled origin: Bianco Colli Euganei, Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Fior d'Arancio, Merlot, Moscato, Novello, Pinello, Pinot Bianco, Rosso Colli Euganei, Serprino and Tocai Italico .
The Cantina Sociale dell'Adige Fratta di Merlara gathers the producers of the Merlara DOC whose vineyards are located in the area straddling the provinces of Padua and Verona, around Montagnana. The Controlled Designation of Origin are recognized: Merlara Malvasia, Merlara Bianco, Merlara Bianco Frizzante, Merlara Tocai, Merlara Novello, Merlara Rosso, Merlara Cabernet, Merlara Merlot, Merlara Marzemino, Barbarigo-Merlara Cabernet Sauvignon.
The DOC wines of the Benedictine Courts are instead produced in the territory of the Lower Paduan wedged between Venice and the Polesine, following the ancient tradition of viticulture maintained in the area thanks to the agricultural activity of the monks of the Convent of Correzzola. Today they offer our palates Bianco, Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio, Chardonnay (also in the sparkling and sparkling version) , Sauvignon, Tocai, Moscato spumante or Spumante (from yellow Moscato) , Passito (from yellow Moscato) , Rosso, Rosato, Merlot. Cabernet (also in the "reserve" version) , Cabernet Sauvignon, Raboso (also in the "reserve" version) , Refosco dal peduncolo rosso(also in the "reserve" version) , Novello, Raboso, Passito.
Consortium DOC wines of Bagnoli , always south of Padua, at the foot of the Euganean Hills, encloses the territory formerly known as the "Stradon del Vin Friularo", where the autochthonous Friularo grape is still preserved, the basis for the vinification of almost all reds and proposed as a single grape variety in different variants. The Consortium certifies the production of: Rosso, Rosso - Riserva, Friularo, Friularo - Riserva, Friularo Late Harvest, Friularo Passito, Merlot - Biological, Merlot - Biological - Riserva, Cabernet, Cabernet - Riserva, Rosé, White, Spumante Brut, Spumante Classic Method Brut, Classic Method Brut Sparkling, Rosé.