Our grapes are jam-packed with history. We mastered the art of turning them into exquisite wines no less than 2,500 years ago. South Tyrolean families are still tending their vineyards and producing wines, some of which have won prestigious awards. If you journey through the region, you’re bound to notice the many grapevines. Spread over 5,700 hectares, we have around 20 different varieties thriving at between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level. Maybe you’ve already heard of the indigenous grape varities Vernatsch and Lagrein? These red wines are famous well beyond the borders of South Tyrol.
While our reds captivate the senses with their fruity bouquet, our whites impress with their mineral-fresh taste. Around 98% of our wines are classified as DOC wines (Denomination of Controlled Origin in Italy). For years, they have received the highest number of points in Italy’s most prestigious wine guides relative to their cultivation area. This is due to the cultivation methods handed down from generation to generation and the innovative spirit of our winemakers, who are experts at making use of our climate of extremes, our varying altitudes and our different soil types. Some places where you can get to know our quality wines include the MeranoWineFestival, a guided vineyard tour and a wine tasting in one of the wineries along the Alto Adige Wine Road – or why not simply get some delivered straight to your front door?