South Tyrolean Wine Road
The path through wine and culture.
The Südtiroler Weinstraße – Strada del vino dell’Alto Adige (South Tyrol wine road) begins in Nals – Nalles and crosses the south of Südtirol – Alto Adige until Salurn – Salorno and passes by the regions of Überetsch – Oltradige and Unterland – Bassa Atesina. The villages that find themselves directly along the wine road are characterised by the acronym “s.s.d.v” (sulla strada del vino) which means “along the wine road”.
The Südtirol – Alto Adige wine road was established in 1964 ad is one of the oldest wine paths in Italy. With over four thousand two hundred and fifty hectares of vineyards – of a total of the five thousand one hundred and fourteen hectares of South Tyrol – the wine path represents eighty five percent of the vineyards of the entire Südtirol – Alto Adige – South Tyrol. Sixty five percent of the cultivated grapes are for the production of red wines, thirty five percent for white wines. Among the white wines the most common ones are Grauburgunder – Pinot Grigio, Weißburgunder – Pinot Bianco and “Gewürztraminer”. Among the red wines some of the most popular wines are Edelvernatsch – Schiava, Blauburgunder – Pinot nero and “Lagrein”.
Nearly all of the cultivated grapes can benefit from the Italian quality assurance “Denominazione di Origine Controllata” – that certifies that the product is produced within the specified region and that it satisfies a defined quality standard.