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Venissa and the Dorona Grapes of the Doges

Venissa and the Dorona Grapes of the Doges

Once upon a time, rows of Dorona grape vines (d’oro means gold in Italian) meandered across the main island of Venice, their great golden globes, and the wine they produced, beloved of the Doges. Over time, the vineyards retreated to the outer islands of the Venetian Lagoon. Then, following the great flood of 1966, the vines disappeared. Most people thought they were extinct until one day, through a twist of fate, a few were found on the island of Torcello…

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