The quality and success of Alto Adige wine is due to more than just the grape varieties, the optimal location, the appropriate soil, or the suitable climate. It is essentially the people who perfectly supplement the external factors and make Alto Adige wine into a coherent whole. They contribute to the wine culture, they are winegrowers, winemakers, and residents who are directly or indirectly associated with wine and convey everything about the cultural heritage of Alto Adige wine beyond the borders of the province.


Worth Experiencing


On the Alto Adige Wine Route, the oldest wine route in all of Italy, it is possible to bicycle along three different itineraries through the heart of Alto Adige winegrowing and enjoy wine along the way. The wine lover’s cycling guide “Riding & Wine” is available digitally as a GPS file or as a map: www.suedtiroler-weinstrasse.it

A promising circular hike in the Isarco Valley leads from the Gasthof Wirt an der Mahr inn to the south from Bressanone along the terraced slopes past grapevines and vineyard farmhouses to the village of Tschötsch. Upon request, it is possible to visit wineries along the way, complete with a wine tasting. www.eisacktal.com

The Valle Isarco winery at the foot of the first seat of the bishop in Alto Adige, Säben Mountain above Klausen, awakens associations with wine with Bordeaux-red metal components in its façade. The museum inside depicts the long history of the wine culture in the Isarco Valley. www.eisacktalerkellerei.it

The Wine Path along the ancient Algund Waal irrigation channel in the Merano basin, which still provides water to the vines today, provides information about old grape varieties as well as the production steps and traditions in winemaking, such as the figure of the Saltner who used to protect the grapes. www.meranerland.com