The cradle of Alto Adige wine culture
With 300 days of sun a year, and a mild, alpine-Mediterranean climate, the landscape along the Alto Adige Wine Road is not only a popular holiday destination, but also the home of important wines. The growing area along the Alto Adige Wine Road is the biggest in the region. It covers a total surface of 4,249 hectares.
/ Between Dolomites and Cypresses /
The individual wineries form a complex mosaic. Due to the varying altitudes of between 200 and 1,000 metres, wine growers have the entire range of the micro climate and characteristic soils at their disposal. The wine growing areas from Bolzano via Nalles and to Salorno are characterised by their impressive variety of vines. Lagrein and Vernatsch, which is grown as St. Magdalener or Kalterersee wine, originate from this part of the country. In addition to these autochtonous vines, meanwhile, there is also the local variety Gewürztraminer and vines of international reputation like Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir also grow along the Alto Adige Wine Road.
The special geographic position guarantees for varied views. A stay at the Alto Adige Wine Road is accompanied by vineyards in the valley, in the Mediterranean hillside, and at the foot of high mountain summits. The climatic conditions are also a special characteristic of this holiday destination. Since the Mediterranean spring begins very early here, it is easily possible to go on holiday to South Tyrol as early as March with pleasant temperatures.