Grapes and Wine of Trentino-Alto Adige region
Italy is one of the largest wine producing countries in the world.
Trentino-Alto Adige region
The Trentino-Alto Adige region in Northern Italy produces 953,000 hectoliters or 25,178,335 gallons annually which is less than 1% of the
total Italian wine production. Many vineyards in this region are family owned and sell their product locally. The region produces 45% white
wine and 55% red wine.
The area is also well known for producing grappa, which is a drink made from the disgarded skins and seeds of grapes. The Trentino-Alto Adige
region produces 10% of the country's Grappa production.
The Trentino-Alto Adige region is in the northern area of Italy and includes two different provinces, Trentino and Alto Adige. The area is also
known as South Tyrol and includes the Italian Alps.
There are two main valleys in this region, the Trento and the Adige Valley.
Adige valley is a very fertile area about 2km wide. The valley floor consists of semi-course materials (sand and gravel).
The valleys provide a good environment for grape growing, as the valley walls protect the trees from much of the winter conditions and provide
enough heat for the ripening of the fruit.
The vineyards are irrigated from networks of canals running off the main rivers.