With its softly rolling vineyard gardens and proud castles, Lake Caldaro is the heart of Alto Adige’s wine country. Appiano and Caldaro are the two most important winegrowing communities. Today, the name of Lago di Caldaro or Kalterer See no longer stands only for Schiava (which proudly carries the name of the lake), but also for well-structured Merlots, Cabernets, and Pinot Noirs. At the higher elevations, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc are grown.

Vineyard area: 1690 ha (32% of province total)

Vineyard elevations: 1000 - 2300 ft above sea level

Soils: imestone and porphyry; near Cornaiano: acidic moraine soils.

Production: 56% white wine, 44% red wine

Most important varieties: Schiava, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer
  • Amistar Chardonnay

  • DeSilva Peterleiten Vernatsch

  • Amistar Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Amistar Merlot

  • DeSilva Peterleiten Vernatsch

  • De Silva Lagrein

  • DeSilva Gewürztraminer