On the eve of Vinitaly (the international wine exhibition held from 2 to 5 April), good news for our region. Veneto is the leader in the regional classification of wine exports in 2022: more than 2.8 billion euros in sales abroad and a 12-month performance that is 13.4% higher than the Italian average and 36% of total national sales.

This is one of the figures obtained by the UIV, Ismea and Vinitaly Observatory. It is based on Istat data. In second and third place are Piemonte, which grew by 4.6% to reach 1.28 billion, and Toscana, which matched the national result with a 10.4% increase to 1.25 billion.

Next come the three regions which together account for 68.2% of the wine exported as “Made in Italy”: Trentino Alto Adige (-1.1% between January and December 2022) and Emilia-Romagna (+8.9%). In terms of the performance of the main wine-producing regions, the acceleration of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (+39.7%), Marche (+25.9%) and Sicilia (+21%) stands out.

The President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, commented: “It is with great enthusiasm that we read that the Veneto wine sector is on the highest export podium. This is a victory, despite the escalation of production costs and the risk of a slowdown in consumption due to the pandemic and this is not an easy historical moment. We have confirmed that wine is one of the most important factors in our economy. Bubbles”, he concludes, “are proving to be another driving force in the sector. Prosecco is leading the way with a 22% increase“.