The wine strongholds of Terlan, Nals, and Andrian form the heart of the Terlan Basin in the Central Adige Valley between Bolzano [Bozen] and Merano [Meran]. Dry, low-humus soils in which the vines have to form deep roots in order to receive sufficient water yet which also hold the warmth are the foundation here for emphatically mineral-rich, well-structured white grape varieties bursting with finesse, such as Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. These grape varieties produce wines that are particularly long-lasting. But Chardonnay , the “Terlaner” cuvée, Riesling and Müller Thurgau also provide outstanding Alto Adige white wines here. On the sandy loam soils of the lower-elevation locations, red wines such as Cabernet and Merlot reveal a great fullness and an abundance of aromas.


Vineyard area:  264 ha
Vineyard elevations:250 - 900 m. above sea level
Soils:Red porphyry base; water permeable limestone in Nalles and Andriano
Production: 71% white wine, 29% red wine
Most important varieties:Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Schiava, Lagrein