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 »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Lagrein

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • Franz Haas

    We have been producing estate wines since 1880, the year in which the present-day winery was e...

  • Endrizzi

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

  • 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...

  • Cantina Sociale San Paolo

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Cavit Winery Pinot Grigio Cavit Collection 2008


    A little dry for my taste but very light and good flavoring. Read More

    Wine review by Melissa22

  • Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Doron 2001


    sweet, tasteful, melting in your mouth, need to go back to Paris.Marzemino Passito Read More

    Wine review by sjbellrose

  • Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Doron 2001


    I was just in Paris December 29 and we had dinner at Barocco at the Evergreen Hotel. With our dinner I order of Marzemino Passito which was recommended by the server. It was excellent, I usually only drink merlots nbut this was out of this world. The tastebuds in my mouth water with delight. I am dying to find this wine in the USA (Florida) woul... Read More

    Wine review by sjbellrose

  • St. Michael Eppan Pinot Grigio Anger 2008


    Light mineral nose. Complex bright oranges and lemons that evolve into an creamy delicate apricot finish. Medium acidity. Overall superbly light and enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9

  • St. Magdalener Klassisch Sudtirol Weingut Erbhof 2007


    Rich notes of apple butter and blueberry, with a crisp champagne-like rosé bite. Very pleasant, with good length. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Cavit Collection Pinot Noir Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by sjsimmons

  • Alois Lageder Chardonnay Alto Adige Südtirol Löwengang 2006


    Very fine Chardonnay, with lots of butter and fat. Vert much enjoyed this fantastic wine ceveral times, also different vintages. tending towards some burgundy whites, a full body and heavy on the palate. comes very highly recomended. Read More

    Wine review by Michael Arts

  • Dorigati Diedri 2004


    Ruby red color in the glass. The nose is pleasantly earthy and smoky with roasted meats and blackberry. Currants, licorice and baking spices on the palate with a long black current, mouth coating finish... yet retains liveliness from a zesty acidity from start to finish Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Dorigati Teroldego Rotaliano Diedri 1997


    Medium red in the glass. Unexpected nose with kiwi, comkwat and smoking wood. The palate show citrus, orange rind and grapefruit. A really odd performance but really fun and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Heinrich Mayr Nusserhof Tyroldego Vino da Tavola 2006


    A deep dark red in the glass. The nose is full of raspberry, plum, leather and a bit of rubber. The palate is where this really came to life for me as it showed a tremendous amount of fruit but all kept in check by brisk acidity. Blackberry, blueberry, cranberry and sometimes sour apple. It seemed to change with every sip. Citrus rind and pepper... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

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