Bolzano is not just the capital of Alto Adige/Südtirol, but also its third largest winegrowing community. Two of the most prizewinning wines grow here. The “classic” Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalener) grows on the hills of the same name as well as in the neighboring areas of Santa Giustina, Rencio, Costa, and San Pietro. It is regarded as the noblest and strongest Schiava. Gries, a section of Bolzano, is instead the cradle of the indigenous variety Lagrein.

Vineyard area: 700 ha (13% of province total)

Vineyard elevations: 800 - 3000 ft above sea level

Soils: Primarily porphyry, well-ventilated gravel soils on terraced slopes, alluvial soils in the valley.

Production: 30% white wine, 70% red wine

Most important varieties: Schiava, Lagrein, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc