Wine around Castelbello-Ciardes
Wine Growers in the Lower Venosta Valley
Vineyards extend all over Lower Venosta Valley. Picturesque pergolas draw their characteristic pattern at the bottom the arid Monte Sole mountain. The area displays a special micro-climate with little rain, lots of sun, hot days and cool winds at night. This climate is ideal for viticulture and makes the area of Castelbello-Ciardes/Kastelbell-Tschars unique. Thus, award-winning wines are produced in this area, such as the best South Tyrolean Riesling as well as Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Also, the autochthonous South Tyrolean wines such as Vernatsch, Lagrein, Gewürztraminer and Fraueler are gaining popularity again due to their improved quality.
Venosta Valley is a region of small wineries and DOC areas. Independent wine growers press their own grapes and produce their own wines as well as their highly acclaimed and award-winning wines and great brandies.