Trentino Alto Adige
This is the northernmost Italian region, which is actually comprised of two areas with different cultural influences. There is the German influenced Alto Adige (also known as Südtirol) which borders Austria and was once a part of this country. Below Alto Adige is Trentino, more Italian in culture, though very Alpine. Trento is the capital of Trentino and Bolzano of Alto Adige. The stunning cool climate valley region of the Adige river produces world class varietally labeled white wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewurtraminer. Don’t forget about delicious red wines made from indigenous grapes like Marzemino, Kerner, Schiava and Teroldego either.