Approximately 5,000 individual operations are engaged in winegrowing in Alto Adige, deliver their grapes to 150 wineries which produce an enormous variety of white wines, red wines, and sparkling wines, even though they operate at a small scale. Because it is precisely for that reason that they can work flexibly and individually to get the best out of each one of the grape varieties in Northern Italy and turn them into quality wines. Around 70% of Alto Adige wine is produced in wineries run by cooperatives. Another 25% of the annual wine production comes from producers belonging to the association “Alto Adige Estate Wineries”, with the remaining 5% of Alto Adige wines being a product of the “Alto Adige Independent Winegrowers”.