Our top five wine tips for spring

Our top five wine tips for spring

Experiencing, hiking and biking the wine culture of Alto Adige

The warm rays of the sun and the lush greenery give Alto Adige its springtime hue and mark the start of a vibrant, delightful season. With the charms of a winegrowing region, set between contrasting landscapes and historic towns, this is the perfect place for a spring break; while the awakening of nature, delicate scent of blossoms and fruity aromas of the wines of Alto Adige all produce a pure sense of joie de vivre, enticing you to savour unique experiences – so here are our top five:

1 Stay in the midst of wine country
Heartfelt hospitality paired with comfortable accommodation in the midst of the region’s famous winegrowing areas, situated between terraced vines and rolling hills. Who can resist such a holiday prospect? Whether lodging with a winegrower on their estate, or staying in a hotel whose knowledge of wines is second to none, these establishments give you a truly close-up experience of the wine culture of Alto Adige – including tastings, guided vineyard tours and even wine & wellness.

2 Up hill and down dale

From mid-April, when the vine shoots begin to appear and gradually turn the vineyards green, the idyllic wine trails of Alto Adige entice you to investigate the natural growth. Hiking trails run through the carefully cultivated landscape like the fine veins of the vine leaves. Whether on the Pinot Nero Trail through the Monte Corno Nature Park, the Nature and Wine Trail in Cornaiano, the Marlengo Wine Culture Trail, the Cortaccia Wine Trail or Termeno’s Gewürztraminer Trail: half-day and full-day tours let you actively experience the local wine culture – including tastings at wineries and estates.

3 Biking through the vines
That springtime feeling: blue skies, warm sun on your skin and a gentle breeze blowing as you ride through the green countryside along signposted cycle paths. There are three cycle routes to take you through the winegrowing areas, alongside the vineyards, and past historic wineries and cellars.

4 All in good taste

Sometimes spring puts us to the test: brilliant weather yesterday, today the rainclouds won’t let up. But even on days of bad-weather, Alto Adige offers wine experiences a-plenty: you can trace the history of winegrowing, learn about the fascinating process of winemaking, or sample regional wines – on a guided tour of one of Alto Adige’s numerous wineries.

5 One for all
Do you want to savour all the nuances of Alto Adige? From wine walks, bike tours and winery visits, through to the archaeology museum and the Bletterbach Gorge? The WinePass lets you visit exhibitions, castles and even swimming pools, free of charge or at reduced prices, or marvel at wine-related architecture and book wine tours and tastings. The guest card also includes free use of public transport. For information on where to obtain the WinePass and an overview of all of its benefits, see here.
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