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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  • Lagrein

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Peter Zemmer

    In a winegrowing region whose tradition was already famed during the period of the Roman emperors...

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • J. Hofstätter

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

  • Elena Walch

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • Endrizzi

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

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  • Kris Pinot Grigio Montagna Italy-Whit 2005


    One of the first wines I tried and liked. Had a bottle of the 2004 and found it to be a bit acidic for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by Ckinser1

  • Kris Merlot Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Heart 2007


    Very nice Pinot Grigio for the price tag. Very delicate with a fragrant aroma of green fruits and flowers. Very balanced taste with hints of honey and flowers with a nice crisp finish. Very subtle but the finish lingers. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • If you are in the Santa Barbara area August 5 - check out Passort to Wine. Monthy tasting at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro - 5 wines plus food pairings.07 Chateau de Manissy, Cuvee Les Lys, Tavel FR07 Gassier, Sables D'Azur, Cotes de Provence, FR06 Terlano, Lagrein Rosé, Alto-Adige, IT08 SoloRosa, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rosé perfect for a Summers day

  • Colverde Trentino Chardonnay D.O.C 2008


    I was surprised with this one, which I picked up to make risotto and found myself taking glass after glass and not opening the other wine I thought I would drink. A cool, crisp alpine Chardonnay made near the northern Italian Alps: Crisp green apple, a touch if pineapple, quince and some great citrus zing. Alpine Chardonnay with personality, b... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Pojer E Sandri White Blend Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Besler Biank 2004


    I love this wine very much. It is unforgettable green yellow color. The taste is dry and gorgeous.The bouquet is complex with hints recalling vanilla, almonds, toasted hazelnuts, hay, musk and flint. Grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Read More

    Wine review by nobsnoos

  • Cantina Termeno Gewürztraminer Alto Adige Südtirol Nussbaumer NV


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    Wine review by Cathleen

  • Kris Merlot Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Heart 2007


    Really great wine!! My husband had an attitude about the screw top....but my wine snob really enjoyed the bottle and finished it!! Read More

    Wine review by Artemis

  • Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano Pinot Grigio Anger 2007


    This is lovely with deep fruit, mineral, earth, lots of spice, zesty, white chalky earth, lots of fine tea tones, crisp Williams pears, a bit dusty, a bit of pollen, a hint of animal fur, very nice array of complex and measured aromatics, In a rich style, lots of orchard fruits, a big pear note, lots of spice tones, a bit fleshy, excellent balan... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • St. Michael Eppan Riesling Montiggl 2007


    With a very lean almost lemony nose that hints at almond and grapefruit pith and grows to include some peach and crushed rock as well this is subtle and intriguing. Vibrant acidity which quickly integrates with lovely, ripe peach and apple fruit s that are restrained and a bit citrus with some pineapple tones, and hints of pignoli nuts, and a ve... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Conte Ottavio Piccolomini Travicello Vallagarina IGT 2003


    excellent, smooth red, best ive ever tasted. with or without food, it's a pleasure to drink....down to my last bottle...can't find anymore!! Read More

    Wine review by lynnshah

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