Culturonda ® Wine
12 routes to the cultural history of South Tyrolean wine
South Tyrol is a tiny giant in the wine country of Italy. Only 0.7 per cent of the Italian wine growing area grow wines that achieve the highest awards year after year.
In South Tyrol wine is culture. Culturonda® Wine wants to pass on this special cultural experience and has selected 12 major themes, each with three attractions. If you don’t only want to drink South Tyrolean wine but also discover the history of the vineyards and the cellars, Culturonda® Wine offers a focused introduction to this South Tyrolean cultivated landscape full of contrasts.
85 per cent of vineyard acreage are along the South Tyrolean Wine Road, which winds in gentle curves from Nalles via Bolzano and Oltradige towards the South into Bassa Atesina, permitting views of historic wine villages and the most modern wine estates.
In Valle Isarco and Val Venosta the vine fields reach up to an altitude of 1000 m. During warm days and cold nights lively wines with Mediterranean charm ripen here. Lagrein, Vernatsch and Gewürztraminer - three grapes originating in South Tyrol - are the ambassadors of South Tyrolean wine. South Tyrol has been investigating for decades which wine thrives best in which terroir. The research centre Laimburg near Ora investigates and researches sustainable wine growing and integrated product development. Nothing is left to chance. Nothing apart from getting together over a glass of wine, something the wine gnomes of the South Tyrolean legends were unable to resist back then too.