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The northern part of the Italian dual region of Trentino-South Tyrol; the southern part is Trentino. The Italian name is Alto Adige. It corresponds geographically to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italian: Bolzano). The Rhaeto-Romans planted the first vineyards here as early as 1,000 BC, making South Tyrol one of the oldest German-speaking wine-growing regions. Here the Romans learnt from the Celts how to use wooden wine barrels for storage and transport. Viticulture reached its peak in the Middle Ages.

Südtirol - Rebanlage bei Bozen in traditionellere Pergola-Erziehung und Tscherms bei Meran

The German emperors who travelled to Rome for their coronation became acquainted with and appreciated South Tyrolean wine on their journeys. As in many other wine-growing regions, phylloxera and mildew led to a decline from the end of the 19th century. South Tyrol's annexation to Italy after the First World War in 1919 meant that the northern sales markets were lost. After the loss of quality in the 1980s due to the marketing of mass-produced wines, the region has now regained access to top quality.

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