The name says it all
South Tyrol, wine and South Tyrol's wine route
South Tyrol's wine growing region may be called small but multi-faceted. Wine from South Tyrol has not been considered a rarity for a long time, even though it is still of exceptionally high quality. Grapes for wine from South Tyrol thrive on just under 5,300 hectares, a wide range of quality wines result from roughly 20 grape varieties. Grape varieties profit from the mineral rich soils, 300 days of sunshine a year and the protection of the mountains. There is the right growing area for almost every type of grape variety between 200 and 1,000 metres altitude in South Tyrol. Roughly 84% of all vines used for wine growing in South Tyrol thrive along South Tyrol's wine route.
It is hardly surprising that South Tyrol is often also called the wine growing country. The high density of top wines produced and wide range impress in every respect. Almost all wines bear the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) seal of quality. Another feature of the South Tyrol region: three wines are indigenous varieties. Gewürztraminer, Vernatsch and Lagrein embody South Tyrol.