The southern part of the Italian double region Trentino-Alto Adige; the northern one is South-Tirol (Alto Adige). It corresponds geographically to the province of Trento. It is one of the oldest Italian winegrowing areas according to 3,000 year old archaeological finds. The vineyards cover around 10,000 hectares on the edge of the Dolomites. They are in the gritty alluvial plain of the Adige Valley and on the z. T. very steep slopes of the side valleys. Some communities on Lago di Caldaro fall into the DOC area of the same name (Lake Kaltern). In higher altitudes there is moraine debris with a high proportion of lime. The climate is warmer and drier than in South Tyrol. The influence of the Lake Garda noticeable for a mild climate provides.
75% red and 25% white wines are produced. Around 70% are DOC wines. The grape variety index is in the DOC area Trentino cited. Trentino is one of the leading Spumante manufacturers Italy. The quality is monitored by the "Trentdoc" group with 40 companies. The “Consorzio I Dolomitici “Strives for quality standards. Three big ones Winzergenossenschaften are Cavit, Mezzacorona and the Cantina Sociale di Lavis. The DOC zones: