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Winegrowing

Winegrowing has always played an important role in Cortina s.s.d.v. from time immemorial. Good soil and a mild alpine microclimate contribute to the growth of grapes of excellent quality.

The valley floor around Cortina s.s.d.v. and the wide selection of grape varieties are as varied as the landscape, a fact that has earned the winegrowing in the South Tyrolean Lowlands/’Unterland’ special praise over the centuries. The favourable climatic conditions produce a great variety of excellent grapes: many hours of sunshine (an average of 1,800 per year), the favourable average temperature value (18 degrees C, or 64 degrees F), the good distribution of precipitation, and the loose, well-aerated soil thus easily warmed contribute to the grapes growing well, thereby ensuring the high quality of our wines.