Viniculture along the South Tyrolean Wine Route is a popular field of activity. Appiano offers the largest connected vine-growing area of the province.
Obviously wine-growing along the South Tyrolean Wine Route has a very long tradition. In this area farmers find ideal conditions for the growth of grape varieties such as Lagrein, Schiava or Gewürztraminer. Other varieties such as the Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ruländer or Kerner, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and many others are produced according to the conditions in the respective cultivation site.
There is an integral relationship between soil and grape. The soil that is ideal for wine-growing is calcareous, easily heats up and is rather aerated. Deposits of ice-aged moraines and rivers, evenly distributed rainfall and an elevated number of sunshine hours (in Appiano the sunshine hours are about 1,800 per year with an average temperature of 18 to 22 degrees C) also positively contribute to the growth of wine.
Appiano boasts a considerable number of 20 wineries, small and large ones, all of them focus on the production of high quality products. Awards and the enormous popularity of the noble beverage bear witness to the bravery of the local cellar masters.
Only a stone’s throw from Appiano, there are the municipalities of Caldaro and Termeno, both of them have become popular for two types of wine. Or maybe you are not familiar with the Schiava “Kalterersee Auslese” and the golden “Gewürztraminer”?