In recent years international markets and opinion leaders have focussed on Alto Adige pemium wines.
The region’s more innovative wine producers responded, triggering off a major quality revolution and one of its main protagonists has turned out to be Elena Walch, a former architect who became a wine producer in 1985 after marrying into one of the oldest established wine families at Tramin.
Tramin and Kaltern (Caldaro) are Alto Adige’s best-known wine villages.
Elena Walch took over two magnificent estates: Castel Ringberg overlooking the Lake of Kalteren and Kastelaz, a steep, south-facing hillside dotted with cypress trees which towers above the village centre of Tramin. Not surprisingly, the latter is highly regarded for its white wine made from the Gewürztraminer grape which took its name from the village Tramin.
Since the Roman area Alto Adige has been one of Europe’s most prosperous regions and even before that time it was highly regarded for its wines. The region lies on the southern slopes Read more »