Alto Adige Wine

 

Alto Adige is the north half of the larger region known as Trentino-Alto Adige, in northern Italy. Also known as Sudtirol (South Tyrol), it borders Austria, and is bilingually German and Italian, with many Germanic influences. 
 
The area dates back to the Bronze Age, first inhabited by the Celts, then the Etruscans. The Romans took it over in the 1st century AD. After the fall of the Roman empire, it suffered much of the same fate as other parts of the country as the target of violent invading factions such as the Visigoths. This bi-cultural blend of Italian and German began in the Middle Ages. By the end of World War II, the industrial revolution propelled the region’s infrastructure and economy. The Alto Adige became a popular tourist resort destination, bringing with it, a global appreciation of the region’s wines, cultivated for centuries by monks. The prestigious wine school San Michele all’Adige helped bring the wines to new heights of quality into the Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Alto Adige under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Alto Adige View all

  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

Subregions of Alto Adige

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige View all

  • Cantina Bolzano

      Young and full of vision for the future … … but at the same time steeped in the traditio...

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

    Today the name of Tramin is inextricably linked with the famous Aromatic Traminer wine, or Gewürz...

  • Produttori Colterenzio

    L'autenticità e l'originalità dei vini di Colterenzio non sono casuali, ma il risultato dell'abil...

  • Cantina Sociale San Paolo

    Wine is one of the mankind’s earliest stimulants for the pleasures of life. The growing of wine h...

  • Alois Lageder

    Alois Lageder produces four different groups of wines: Classic Wines, Single Vineyard Wines, Biod...

  • Endrizzi

    Founded in 1885 by Francesco Endrici (Endrizzi in the local Trentino dialect), today the winery i...

Page 1 of 81

Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Hello everyone! -- I am new to this forum but wanted to share updated info on ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA...we are a functioning monastery dating back to 1142 based in Alto Adige (of course!). Famous for our Kerner but also have 24 other wines from which to choose. I just updated all the wines to their current vintage and we are now distributed nationa...

    Comment by 1167294AbbaziaDiNovacella 1167294 AbbaziaDiNovacella


  • Riesling Peter Zemmer 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Dry. Aromas of lime zest, Petrol, calcium and limestone. The fruit and minerality are well balanced. Medium bodied with high acidity. Read More

    Wine review by stephen2208



  • Terlano Primo 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Only sees big oak, one year on lees Fruity on the nose though with a cool green peach and mango fruit character that is immersed in dusty notes of pollen, mineral and white pepper. Clear on entry with a, tight, layered core of white peach and apricot fruit that leads to a rich finish. Resonant with vibrant minerality a downright salty on the fin... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pinot Biano Vorberg Cantina Terlano Bin-End! 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Very floral with a rather yeast influenced bouquet that is dusty showing a bit of melon and hints of blue flowers and verbena. Bright, ripe and broad if clear on the plate with rich mineral laced white fruits. Cool, long and compressed on the moderately long finish this is quartzy and transparent. 92pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Terlan Sauvignon Blanc 1992

    Snoothrank:

    No maloDeep and aromatic with huge aromas of cut grass, gooseberry, passionfruit and salty minerality. This is so precise, fresh and bright on the palate with a little leesy roundness adding a touch of richness around an ethereal core. Superbly balanced with a touch of mouthgrab on the backend leading to a long finish rich with hints of pineap... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Foradori Teroldego Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Dark fruit, spice, chewy. Tasted at Oleana on 3/4 on date with john Read More

    Wine review by lilsuzygrnbrg


  • Siris 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Harvest 2009 Degorgement 2013Nose showing apple and flowers,with a background of yeast and dried fruit. Read More

    Wine review by holly75


  • Conte Ottavio Piccolomini Travicello Vallagarina IGT 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Its on my "best ever list" very smooth Read More

    Wine review by Moulin


  • Hofstatter Barthenau Pinot Nero Alto 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Subtly sweet on the nose with hints of pine nuts, bergamot tea, dried mushroom and lichen covered rocks topped with some fine sage, smoke and maduro tobacco notes. elegant and tense in the mouth, there are some fine tannins here keeping this firm on the palate which delivers lovely layered black tea, dried cranberry, and softly toasty oak spice... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • St. Michael-Eppan Sauvignon Blanc Sanct Valentin Italy 2010

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Eva Elisabeth


1 2 3 4 5  ...  81 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Alto Adige Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Alto Adige wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network