The people from Cortaccia know all about hot summers and steep hills. And they know how to put their own village into perspective.
If you want to immerse in the atmosphere of Cortaccia at the Alto Adige Wine Road, the best way is to hike to the head-high grape made from sanded river stones. This is the start of the educational wine path, which leads through the vine landscape for 1.5 kilometres. Also the round tour of historic manors with ancient cellars and 22 wine farms is characterised by the vine landscape.
The view of Cortaccia is characterised by steep vineyards looking towards the sun. The hottest places in the region can be found here, where even the Romans used to grow wine. During excavations in the village centre, a thousands of years old vine was discovered.
Today, wine growing is an important economic sector. A total of 306 hectares, 191 hectares white wine and 115 hectares red wine are used for growing wine in Cortaccia.