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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Kupelwieser

    Since 1878, when Fritz Kupelwieser founded a wine brokerage business, more than a century has ela...

  • Elena Walch

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

  • 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...

  • Peter Zemmer

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

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  • J. Hofstätter Red Blend Alto Adige Südtirol Yngram 2000


    No written review

    Wine review by SLICK75

  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino 2007


    This is a refreshing and crisp wine that is offered at an affordable price. It has a fruit quality that is excellent with hors d'oeuvres. Read More

    Wine review by sasnett1606

  • Alois Lageder €haberle’ Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2007


    Pale lemon-gold with some tiny beads. Light nose of green fruit. Dry with medium-high acid, light-medium body. Green apple, sherbet and lemon on the palate. Not a lot of length. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • H. Lun Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Südtirol 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by aloria

  • Lagrein Riserva Mayr-Nusser 2000


    What a lovely nose, immediately mineral driven with a very smoky overlay and a big white pepper crusted bresaola top note. Slowly the core of very ripe black raspberry fruit emerges with complicating notes of green olive, green coffee bean, and grilled bratwurst emerge making my mouth water. In the mouth this is medium bodied with fine balance a... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • St. Michael-Eppan Sauvignon Lahn 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Peirce Trainor

  • Fedrizzi Cipriano Teroldego Rotaliano Due Vigneti 2006


    The nose here is quite savory with spicy herbs, a big flush of minerality and then salty, tarry fruits that recall crushed berries with a hint of black olive. The feel here is a bit chewy with very soft tannins and solid acidity supporting rich dense fruit. The expression of raspberry and strawberry fruit has lovely freshness and purity. The fi... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Alois Lageder Pinot Noir Alto Adige Südtirol Krafuss 2005


    First time I tried a red wine from this region in Italy. Very nice wine; smooth, fruity and delicious. Read More

    Wine review by flybymike

  • Terlano Sauvignon Winkl 2006


    this bold but sweet wine is great with fish, chicken or anything light. it has suttle notes of fruit great and light Read More

    Wine review by ademassi

  • Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Cabernet Franc 2007


    Organically farmed and bottled unsulfured from old vines that lie within the city limits of Rovereto in an old vineyard of pure sand. The nose here is explosive with big balsamic and incense notes popping from the glass then fine rich notes of smoked paprika, drying chilies, and mica rich earth slowly revealing themselves. Medium bodied and very... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

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