Agriculture in South Tyrol is connected to fruit cultivation and the making of wine. The moderate climate
of the South Tyrolean valleys offers ideal conditions
. At an altitude of over 1,000 m, the Venosta Valley has the highest situated wine growing areas in Italy
. Older local wine
varieties such as "Fraueler" and "Vernatsch" are still popular, but there are also award-winning Rieslings, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer.
Other outstanding regional products of the Venosta Valley include the Pala pear
and the Venosta Valley apricot
. The particular micro-climate and altitude slow down the maturation process and give the fruit a unique aroma. The berries of Venosta Valley are also of high quality, in particular the late-maturing strawberries from the high-Alpine area of Val Martello