Making wine comes naturally to Trentino. We’ve been at it since 3000BC
But it’s not just geography and climate that matters: ambition and a willingness to experiment are important too
In Trentino, climate, soil and terrain have combined to create one of the great wine-growing regions of Europe. Centuries of wine-making tradition are reflected in the fact we have three of our own indigenous grape varieties, and we’re not short of modern ambition, either.
Our Trentodoc Spumante was the first metodo classico sparkling wine outside Champagne to win D.O.C status - and comes festooned with international awards.
Nosiola, Marzemino and Teroldego are our native grapes, but others love it here, too. Müller-Thurgau, for example, is producing spectacular results on the steep-sided hills of the Val di Cembra, thanks to the area’s hot days, cool nights and well-drained soils.
Meanwhile, the thriving Chardonnay vineyards around Trento are contributing to the runaway success of our metodo classico sparkling wine.
Not surprisingly, these wines feature heavily in the cellars of local restaurants, and you can visit many of the bigger wineries for tours, too (call first to check on visiting hours). But for the quickest introduction to Trentino’s 500 D.O.C. wines, a tour of the Palazzo Roccabruna in Trento is a must. Here, the sommeliers of the Enoteca Provinciale run regular tasting nights, which will guide you to our best wine-makers and vintages.