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The South Tyrolean Wine Road

The oldest Wine Road in Italy

Vineyards as far as the eye can see

Vineyards that blossom in spring, bear fruit in summer, turn yellow-orange in autumn and are covered in white in winter adorn the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The famous wine region stretches from Nals through Bozen, over the Übertesch, to the Unterland and Salurn. The landscape is a highlight for the eye, the taste a delight for the soul and a unique paradise for wine connoisseurs. The beautiful residences, castles and palaces, hilly landscapes covered with vineyards and historic villages lend a special flair to the enjoyment mile. Explore the Wine Road while hiking or cycling through the mountain scenery and taste autochthonous grape varieties such as Vernatsch and Lagrein or the local Gewürztraminer as well as a variety of international wines. Dive into the deep wine cellars and discover a world characterised by the pleasure and art of our winegrowers.

With its rolling vineyards, the Wine Road is a place you can easily fall in love with. The 300 days of sunshine a year give a mediterranean feeling of enjoyment with an alpine backdrop.

Facts about the South Tyrolean Wine Road

Which wine villages belong to the South Tyrolean Wine Road?

The municipalities of Nals, Terlan, Andrian, Eppan, Kaltern, Tramin, Kurtatsch, Margreid, Kurtinig, Salurn, Auer, Montan, Neumarkt, Pfatten, Branzoll as well as the provincial capital and wine city of Bolzano provide wine enjoyment along the Wine Road.

How large is the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road?

The South Tyrolean Wine Road is home to numerous wine varieties and is the largest wine-growing area in the region. It covers a total area of 4,249 hectares.

Which is the municipality with the most castles on the South Tyrolean Wine Road?

The hills along the South Tyrolean Wine Road are dominated by numerous majestic castles and palaces, and around 80 of them are located in Eppan on the Wine Road alone. The walls of the old castles tell stories that go back several centuries. Even the nobility recognised the valuable mediterranean - alpine pleasure destination. One of the most powerful castles in the country is Hocheppan Castle, built in the 12th century. It was built on a craggy rock above Missian, because from there one had a perfect view. The well-preserved castle chapel of Hocheppan Castle, also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Alps", is also very popular. The Romanesque frescoes from the 13th century show typical motifs from the time when the castle was built. Explore the unique buildings in the largest castle region in South Tyrol - Eppan on the Wine Road.

What wines are grown on the Wine Road?

The white grape varieties grown on the South Tyrolean Wine Road are Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Ruländer, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Sauvignon, Sylvaner, Riesling and Kerner.

Red grape varieties, on the other hand, are Vernatsch, Lagrein, Blauburgunder, Merlot, Cabernet, Rosenmuskateller, Malvasier.

Which lakes lie along the South Tyrolean Wine Road?

The South Tyrolean Wine Road is not only characterised by the unique vineyards, but also fascinates with beautiful bodies of water. In the popular wine village of Kaltern lies the warmest bathing lake in the Alps, Lake Kaltern. The lake is not only a paradise for diving in, but also a dream for windsurfers and pedal boats. You can also submerge yourself and enjoy the sun at the small and large lake Montiggl, which shines out with its emerald green colours between the dense Montiggl forest. For the perfect cooling off on hot summer days, Lake Fennberg is also impressive, situated in the middle of a biotope, the lake enchants with refreshing water and a unique mountain backdrop. Don't feel like getting wet? Then enjoy the lake landscape on a walk or a bike ride around the lake.

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Lakes & nature at Eppan

Lakes & Nature

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