Less than one percent of all Italian wines come from South Tyrol. When it comes to quality though, South Tyrol can compete with major wine regions such as Tuscany or Piedmont.

In South Tyrol, over 20 grape varieties are cultivated on just 5,000 hectares of land, notably red wines. Among these, the main role is played by the Vernatsch, the South Tyrolean wine par excellence, with its distinctive fresh and fruity notes.

However, other fine red wines from South Tyrol are gaining increasing international recognition, from a wine of character such as Lagrein to the intense Cabernet and Pinot Noir.
White grape varieties are grown too, and the trend is even rising. Ruländer / Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay are South Tyrol’s top white wines. There is no other place in Italy where white varieties such as Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Sauvignon, Grüner Veltliner or Kerner give such fresh and fruity, typical and distinctive wines which also make for an excellent basis for high-quality South Tyrolean sparkling wine.

On the subject of wine and sparkling wine there would be so much to tell. But we’ll let you find out all there is to know during a wine tasting with sommelier Harald, at Hotel Sonnenberg. As an expert and a passionate wine lover, he is a most qualified guide to lead you into the world of South Tyrolean wines.