Numerous events are dedicated to the authentic quality wines from South Tyrol, where they can be tasted.
The oldest tradition in the German cultural area is wine production: In South Tyrol, vines cover an area of 5,500 hectares, stretching from the Valle Isarco valley to the south of South Tyrol, and from 200 m to 1,000 m a.s.l. The red and white grapes, including autochthonous varieties such as Schiava and Lagrein, are harvested in autumn and made into quality wine that can be tasted in the various wineries and during vineyard tours. 98% of South Tyrolean wines have been awarded the D.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, Designation of Protected Origin), once D.O.C., and have been represented for years in Italy's most renowned wine guides such as the Gambero Rosso.
Numerous events are dedicated to red and white wines, including the Merano WineFestival and the Bolzano Wine Tasting, the WineCultureWeeks in San Paolo Appiano and the Valle Isarco White Wine Days, but also excursion destinations such as the South Tyrolean Wine Museum and the Vine Museum in Caldaro, both in Caldaro.
By the way: In the South Tyrol Wine Agenda 2030, South Tyrolean winegrowers set themselves the goal of sustainable soil management, biodiversity, plant protection and regional circular economy.