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Venice floods threaten indigenous grape on city's vineyard

November 19, 2019

Last week, on the evening of Tuesday 12th November, the worst tide in half-a-century devastated Venice and flooded Venissa's famed Mazzorbo island vineyard - where the region's last-surviving parcel of the indigenous Dorona grape is grown - with more than six feet of destructive, salty water. By Wednesday morning, the water had begun to recede, but it will be months before Venissa knows for sure if its vines survived.