Double Region in Italy with a total of 15,500 hectares of vineyards. Since 1972, it has been divided into the two autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano. Wine-growing technology, they are considered as own regions. The predominantly Italian-speaking province of Trento with the capital of the same name (also the capital of the entire region) is the southern part and corresponds to the area Trentino with about 10,000 hectares of vineyards. The predominantly German-speaking province Bolzano (Bolzano) with the capital of the same name is the northern part and corresponds to the area South-Tirol (Ital. Alto Adige = High Adige) with about 5.500 hectares of vineyards.
They have a completely different story. The northern part was more than 600 years old Austria and was awarded to Italy after the First World War (1914-1918) in 1919. The boundary between the two parts forms the Salurner Klause, this is the narrow valley of the Adige at Salurno (Salerno) south of Bolzano. Today, the areas of both the grape varieties and the wines have many similarities. The region has the highest Italian DOC standard, with around 80% of its production being DOC. Traditionally, vines are still very common in both parts pergolas (Wooden scaffolding) pulled.