THE SOUTH TYROLEAN WINE ROAD
The Wine Road starts in Nals and goes past the lively capital Bolzano down to the border of the region of South Tyrol to Salorno. In smooth curves, the historic road winds through the scenery puzzle which consists of green hills, apple orchards and most of all vineyards.
The South Tyolean Wine Road connects picturesque wine villages and the wild mountain world with a unique cultural landscape. Wine hills accompany the road which is partly lined by cypresses and olive trees.
EXPLORE WINE VILLAGES
The little villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Road each have their own charisma and wait to be explored. They are ideal for walks to ancient narrow alleys, past historic taverns and pubs, neat villas, many rustic wine cellars and small settlements of houses in the typical architectural style of Überetsch.
Along the South Tyrolean Wine Road you will find numerous events connected to the main themes of the South Tyrolean South. A wine safari takes adventurers on a trip to the most beautiful corners and spots of the holiday region of the South Tyrolean South geared to exploring and tasting.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The Wine Road was built in 1964 between the villages of Kaltern, Tramin and Kurtatsch and thus is the oldest wine road in Italy. Nowadays, more than 70 wine cellars are partners of the South Tyrolean Wine Road. This is also the reason for the diversity in colour and taste of the local wines, the most famous of which is the Gewürztraminer.
The South Tyrolean Wine Road spans a length of 150km and produces about 80% of the South Tyrolean wines, with typical varieties like Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Nero, Vernatsch and Lagrein or Weißburgunder (Pinot Bianco), Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio. In 2009, the South Tyrolean Wine Road was elected the best in Italy.