Visiting Italy’s alpine region Südtirol is a unique experience. You don’t quite feel like you’re in Italy, and not yet Austria, it is the in-between.
The locals speak Italian with a slight German accent and the food and architecture echo the north.
View of the Dolomites from the ski slopes
Skiing in the Italian/Austrian Alps is an experience in itself, however, the cuisine is a close rival. The food is rich in warm, comforting flavours. Delicious typical dishes include; Speck (juniper flavoured ham) and Canederli (dumplings made of bread crumbs and cold cuts).
Sud tirol canederli
We recommend in Südtirol
Südtirol is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the German-speaking part of Europe. There are more than twenty types of grapes used in producing top quality white and red wines. The three most typical grapes are Vernatsch, Lagrein and Gewürztraminer. We prefer white wine from the Südtirol region.
Usual characteristics of Northern Italy Whites tend to be medium-bodied and have high acidity.
We suggest exploring this very ‘un-stereotypical’ Italy, while enjoying the great cold cuts and cheeses of this region. Let us know of what you think of wines from Südtirol.
St. Michael-Eppan Pinot Grigio Südtirol – Alto Adige 2013 “Elegant and reliable. Notes of vanilla and pear.”
Kellerei St. Magdalena Südtirol Alto Adige Dellago Weissburgunder Pinot Bianco 2013 “In sudtirol they will tell you that it is too dry, that is what convinced me to buy it. It is fruity but not sweet. Perfect for aperitivo with speck.”