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 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige View all

  • Cantina Terlano

    In Terlano, the wine-making tradition dates back more than 2000 years. Mild microclimatic cond...

  • 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...

  • J. Hofstätter

    Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our...

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

    In the year 1845 Muri-Gries was born, as Benedectine monks from Muri in the Swiss county of Aarga...

  • Elena Walch

    Elena Walch – the wine style is as elegant as the name. Encouraging quality and innovation, Ele...

Page 1 of 89

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


  • OK DM, I don't have any specifics but hopefully you'll give me partial ... ... north, possibly Trentino/Alto Adige.Number two - no idea.Number three looks like one of many small Tuscan hill cities.Number four guessing someplace like cinque-terre.Number five - very cool pic.Extra credit - looks like one of the Napa mtns.Last one - not too many ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard


  • Ok, for the last two of five D posted, I'm going to go with Capri for the ... highly sloped, 4th one, and Alto Adige for the 5t Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard


  • J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by cathyg


  • Santa Margherita Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by hransom


  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Clean and crisp aromas of green apple, lemon and pear. Quite tart flavors here, holding just enough acidity to keep it fresh and lively in the mouth. Flavors are very citrus driven, with mostly lemon and lime, but there's some honeydew melon notes and a touch of pine nuts as well to round out the flavors. Read More

    Wine review by 2Mark Angelillo 2 Mark Angelillo


  • Ok, ok, that never happened.. No Ott or Tuscan Rose vs. our wine list. ... ... vs. SBlanc NZ or PGrigio Alto Adig Read More

    Forum post in the topic Should every South Florida...


  • OK, I'm pretty sure this one qualifies for inclusion in this conversation. ... ... Paso Robles is just like Alto Adige.Besides Imagery I think Jacuzzi produces a California Lagrein.  I don't know if there are others.I have to say that on tasting this example. it is clear why there is not a lot of interest in Lagrein-based wines--at least from ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • You can find most any French grape grown somewhere in Italy,I should have known ... educating us, OK, me, about Alto Adige a few years ago I seem to recall that a fair amount of PN is grown in that area.  Am I remembering this correctly?It's been in the mid 80s for about a week here in Diamond Bar.  Some days have been a bit smoggy, other days ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Travicello Red Blend Vallagarina IGT 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Fazermarks


  • Castelfelder Vom Lehm Gewurztraminer Sudtirol Alto Adige 2011

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


1 2 3 4 5  ...  89 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