The South Tyrolean Wine Road
The South Tyrolean Wine Road runs between hills and vineyards, via medieval castles and estates, and past historic and modern wineries.
From Salorno/Salurn in the south to Nalles/Nals in the northwest, the South Tyrolean Wine Road passes through a total of sixteen municipalities, past some 5,000 hectares of vineyards through medieval villages, estates, forts and castles. The region around the municipality of Appiano/Eppan has one of highest densities of castles in Europe: the aristocrats and landowners of the day knew a good place to live when they saw one. It is no coincidence thatwinehas been grown and made in this region for centuries. Together with the native grape varieties of Lagrein and Vernatsch, there are also local varieties such as Gewürztraminer for wine lovers to savour. The mild climate is not just ideal for wine: it also offers perfect conditions for hiking and biking, while to cool down on hot summer days a dip in the Kalterer See lake or the Montiggler See lake is recommended.