Trentino

Located in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige, Northern Italy, near the borders of Austria. The capital is the town of Trento.

1. The Land

Trentino is a mountainous region with viticulture that is mostly centered on the valley of the Adige. The region is surrounded by the Dolomites and the Gruppo di Brenta mountains

2. The Soil

The soils are a varied mixture of clay, gravel and granite.

3. The Produce

The region is known for its approachable and affordable reds and whites. International grapes such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet France can be found here. Wine from indigenous grapes such as the fruity Teroldego and the quaffable Schiava are also made. Trento DOC is an appellation that is proudly dedicated solely to the region’s sparkling wines. Typical food of the region includes sausages, salamis, gnocchi, spatzle and green cabbage.

Did you know?

- Trentino is the one of the two provinces of the region Trentino-Alto Adige. Under the Austrian rule, the common German name for the region was Südtirol or South Tyrol but that has now been assigned to the province of Bolzano.

- The region is known for being a great place in the winter for skiing.

- It is less than an hour from Lake Garda, revered for its olive oil.

- Driving through the towns from Trento to Bolzano, one may start to notice the transition in the culture and architecture of the region from Italian to Germanic.