The development of wine production from quantity to high-quality.
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Starting from the very beginning, the grapes in South Tyrol have had the best prerequisites for maturing. In the course of time, the style of cultivation, however, has not only changed in Appiano. As time drew on, wine producers started not to concentrate any longer on quantity. The times when the one-litre-bottles of the autochtonous “Schiava” were exported to foreign countries. The owners of wineries recognised that quality is much more appreciated and also important in confront to quantity. Moreover also the consumers’ behaviour is given to this trend, as they also wished for more diversity in price and service. In the local cellar masters started to cultivate less Schiava and more differed and white types of wine like Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco, Gewürztraminer. Also Kerner, Müller Thurgau and Veltriner became quite popular.
The world of wines in South Tyrol experienced a re-orientation and is still looking for its role. Many awards confirm, however, that the path that is run by the vine-growing region is the right one. In other words, South Tyrol and different wineries of Appiano are nowadays among the best wine growing areas.
In the last years Appiano has become a wine growing locality that knew how to maintain its good reputation. There are also a large number of events which underline the importance of the delicious wines of the region. The “Wine Culture Weeks of S. Paolo” have got a long tradition and cast a spell over visitors from all over, again and again.
The wine and nature trail “Hoher Weg Gschleier” in Cornaiano and the South Tyrolean Wine Museum in Caldaro testify, by the way, the remarkable importance of Caldaro and Appiano in the world of wines.