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Wine-growing region South Tyrol

The bizarre and snow-covered mountain world of the Dolomites on one hand, and the picturesque Mediterranean hills of the vineyards and fruit orchards on the other hand.

There is hardly another region in Europe that is that much characterised by attractive contrasts. A colourful and varied scenery opens up in the southern side of the Alps, in Italy’s northernmost province. Two thirds of the regional territory are located at 1,500 m of altitude and beyond. About 40 % are covered with forests. Only about 9 % are located below 800 m – and this is where South Tyrol’s best grapes are growing on 4,900 hectares.

South Tyrolean wine

Countless generations of winegrowers have formed and shaped the traditional wine-growing region South Tyrol. Here, findings of grape seeds have been witnessing the “home right” of vines already from the Iron Age. In the attractive South Tyrolean landscape, grapes were offered ideal conditions thousands of years ago already.

In the north, the Alps form a protective wall against cold winds, whereas the Mediterranean influences have an impact from the south. The 1,800 hours of sun on average guarantee average temperatures of about 18 °C making the grape feeling particularly comfortable. A good distribution of precipitation quantity as well as loose, will-ventilated and easily warmed soils – predominantly consisting of chalk and sediments of glacial moraines and rivers – contribute to the high quality of grapes.

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Castle Schwanburg
Castle Schwanburg

Hike to Schwanburg Castle in Nals

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Vines
Vines

Autumn is harvest time. The grapes must be collected on sunny days in order to be sweet.

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Vineyards
Vineyards

The villages of Burggrafenamt, Eisacktal and Southern South Tyrol are embedded in wonderful landscape of vineyards.

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A good crop
A good crop

The Pinot Blanc is a white wine known since the 14th century.

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Vineyards in South Tyrol
Vineyards in South Tyrol

Grape harvest is almost always done on sunny days.

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Red and white wine
Red and white wine

Red or white, the wine region of South Tyrol guarantees high wine quality.

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White wines
White wines

South Tyrol's white wines are characterised by exclusive quality.

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Red Grapes
Red Grapes

A bunch of red grapes, a treat for the eyes and palate.

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Grapes
Grapes

In autumn the grapes just waiting to be educated to become good wine.

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