Two wine-growing regions of one country whose viticultural conditions are very diverse. The Alps and Etna are two indepedent “poles“ that have allowed for completely individual terroirs to develop - today they are home to rare grape varieties such as Grillo, Nero d'Avola, Lagrein and even Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). As much as South Tyrol and Sicily are united by “otherness“, winemakers in both regions have successfully recognised the importance of the autochthonous grape varieties and viticultural attributes there, and have dedicated themselves to preserving them. They are rightly appreciated and celebrated internationally for this unwavering commitment.
The Wines of Sicilia DOC
The Consorzio Sicilia DOC is the first organisation in Sicily's history to promote and preserve the diversity of indigenous grape varieties. The Sicilia DOC comprises both small and large wineries dedicated to vinifying indigenous Sicilian white and red wines that are subject to strict quality specifications. "The Sicilia DOC wines are products that reflect a great respect for nature," says Antonio Rallo, president of Sicilia DOC. "The array of grape varieties makes it easier to combine these wines with all culinary traditions."
The Wines of South Tyrol
The Südtirol Wein consortium was founded in 2007 as a platform for marketing and promoting the image of South Tyrolean viticulture. It is an association of cellar cooperatives, wineries and independent winegrowers. As one of the smallest wine regions in Italy, the South Tyrol has a unique geographical location and is exceptionally multifaceted. Fully committed to tradition, the region produces origin wines with a truly distinctive character.
The participating wineries from South Tyrol
- Manincor, Kaltern
- Schloss Englar, Eppan
- Klosterkellerei Muri-Gries, Bozen
- Weingut Eberlehof, Bozen
- Nals Margreid, Nals
- Franz Haas, Montan
- Pitzner, Kardaun
- Kellerei Kurtatsch, Kurtatsch