Small but multifaceted – that’s the best way of describing the winegrowing region of Alto Adige. Where the Isarco and Adige Rivers wend their way from the snow-covered peaks in the North to the fig and olive trees of the South, an abundance of top-quality wines are produced inviting comparison. Thanks to its geographical location between an Alpine and Mediterranean climate and winegrowing elevations that range from 200 to 1,000 meters (600 to 3,300 feet) above sea level, Alto Adige’s winemaking has access to just 5,400 hectares (13,100 acres) of vineyard area but around twenty grape varieties, making it one of the smallest winegrowing regions in Italy yet very big on the market. The concentration of top-quality wines from Alto Adige winegrowing zones and wineries is unique, and thus Alto Adige wines are regularly found right at the top of the most important international wine guides.