Trentino-alto Adige Wine

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Trentino-Alto Adige is in the north section of Italy, bordering the Austrian and Swiss Alps. It is comprised of two autonomous provinces: Trentino lies to the south, with its capital Trento. This is the culturally Italian portion of the region. Alto Adige in the north, some call it Sudtirol, is mostly German-speaking, long considered part of Austria. Its main city is Bolzano. 
 
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 elevated 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 Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Lagrein

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Azienda Agricola Elisabetta Foradori

    The cliffs of the Adige Valley change their appearance as the light shifts across them: awe inspi...

  • Abbazia di Novacella

    The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern sid...

  • Zeni Winery

    Zeni is a wine producer that has been in business since Bartolomeo Zeni began trading wine in t...

  • Meran Weinkellerei

    Meran, the well known spa town where the 300 sunny days a year pamper its guests, is called the p...

  • Cantina di Aldeno

    The history of Aldenese wine-growing can be traced back over to several centuries ago, when along...

  • St. Michael Eppan

    St. Michael Eppan, the innovative Winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the ...

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