The Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol area is an autonomous region located in north-east Italy producing wine in the two provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol. This Italian wine region is noted for the distinct German and Austrian influences on the wine industry due to the region's long history under the rule of Austria-Hungary and Holy Roman Empires.
Here you'll find some of the world's best Pinot Grigio. In Alto Adige, Pinot Grigio is made in a refreshing and zesty style that will tickle your teeth. Besides white wine, the area also produces two unique red wine varieties that are worth mentioning.
Vineyards in Alto Adige creep up the sides of glacial valleys in horizontal rows. The winery estates here are commonly called "Schloss" which is the German word for castle or chateau. Alto Adige is quite tiny at only 13,000 acres but the region varies enough to have 7 distinct growing sub-regions. The city of Bolzano is smack-dab in the center of Alto Adige and has some of the most amazing scenery.