Far and wide there are only vineyards and fruit orchards to be seen and not a trace of a corn field... >
Countless generations of wine farmers have helped to form and influence the character of South Tyrol as a wine producing region that is rich in tradition. Discoveries of grape seeds provide evidence that the grape vine has been at home here since the Iron Age. This charming landscape has provided the utmost ideal wine growing conditions for thousands of years. In fact, South Tyrol is one of the oldest wine growing regions in central Europe and the entire German speaking area.
Over the course of the centuries, topography and climate have immensely influenced South Tyrolean history, the culture of the region, and the scenic landscape.
Castles and fortresses gently mark the landscape. Medieval cities, small market towns and cloisters all bear eloquent witness to centuries of tradition and affluence in this unique country.
It is the fusion of history and landscape, painstakingly created through man’s hard work that makes South Tyrol so incredibly fascinating.