A broad, sun-drenched valley basin, two prestigious grape varieties, and temperatures that can reach 40° C. [104° F.] are the ingredients of creation in the winegrowing zone of Bolzano [Bozen] between the Adige and Isarco [Etsch and Eisack] rivers in order to bring out aromas of dark berries, cherries, and violets. With the addition of the subtle tones of spice from aging in small oak casks, these can unfold to their fullest extent in Lagrein, which is cultivated in the Gries section of Bolzano. And northeast of Bolzano, the Santa Maddalena [St. Magdalener] red wine is grown on the hills and terraces in and around the town of the same name as Alto Adige’s noblest and most intense wine made from Schiava [Vernatsch].


Vineyard area:  686 ha
Vineyard elevations:250 - 900 m. above sea level
Soils:Primarily porphyry, well ventilated gravel soils on terraced slopes, alluvial soils in the valley
Production: 30% white wine, 70% red wine
Most important varieties:Schiava, Lagrein, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc