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Trento Doc

Located in north east Italy and the southern part of Trentino-Alto Adige / South Tyrol, an hour north of Verona and 2hrs south Innsbruck, TrentoDOC is one of the least known world class high altitude cool climate sparkling wine destination. Not only that, the magnificent crisp pure air of the Dolomite Mountains, Alpine food, and spectacular scenery makes this an amazing destination to unwind and relax all year round.

“TrentoDOC never disappoints. It is undoubtedly among the three best regions in the world in the production of sparkling wine,” states wine writer Tom Stevenson.

The area accounts for only 2% of Italian vineyards, with only 10% grown with grapes for sparkling wines producing 9 million bottles per year of sparkling wine. The terrain and climate is especially suited for producing double bottle fermented Methodo Classico wines. A DOC-regulated wine since 1993 there are 57 methodo classico producers. 90% of TrentoDOC sparkling wine is consumed in Italy.

TrentoDOC has more rigorous requirements than the Classic Method and defines a higher quality and specific location. The wine has to be made using techniques characteristic of the region, including how the vines are planted, cultivated, pruned, harvesting, irrigation and maximum vine and grape yield.

The wines age so well because the diurnal temperature variations of the Trentino territory give the grapes a high acidity, guaranteeing the wines’ capacity to evolve on their lees with a minimum of 15 months for non-vintage, 24 months for vintage, and 36 for riserva. Minimum alcohol content is 11.5%, or 12% for reserva. 

The white type is straw-yellow in color, sometimes with greenish reflections. The scent is delicate and elegant, with clear hints of yeast and fresh fruit. The taste goes from dry to sweet depending on the residual sugar, always lively and characterized by a good acidity.

The rosé type ranges from pale pink to cherry pink; the scent is delicate, with intense fruity notes of strawberries, currants, raspberries; the hint of yeast is pleasantly present. The taste goes from dry to sweet depending on the residual sugar, lively, very velvety and elegant on the palate.

Sample Itineraries

Trento Doc Discovery Tour

Visit 1
Famous Brand Visit e.g Bisol 1542
Visit 2
Visit one of the best artisan vineyards in the region
Visit 3
Visit a 2020 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World gold medal winemaker

Ferrari Fratelli Lunelli

A pioneer in premium Italian traditional method sparkling wine production, founded by Giulio Ferrari, an oenologist at the Fondazione Mach noticed orographic and climatic similarities between Champagne and Trentino. After graduating from the Forschungsanstalt für Garten- und Weinbau in Geisenheim/Rheingau, Germany, he gained his Champagne winemaking experience in Epernay. In 1902 he returned home to Trento with Chardonnay grapes to produce sparkling Trentino wine.

In 1952, Giulio Ferrari, a man with no heir sold his small Trento winery to Bruno Lunelli and the rest is history. In 2016 Ferrari's Brut won the prestigious "Best Italian Sparkling Wine" & "World Champion Classic Blanc de Blancs" at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship. In 2021, sparkling wine producer Ferrari has taken over Chandon and Carbon's spot as the official supplier of the F1 winners sparkling wine.  We'll arrange a VIP visit at Ferrari when you reserve a tour.


Cavit is an award winning winery and the largest consortium of Cooperatives in the Trento Doc region founded in 1950 group covering 60% of the grape-growing land in Trentino that incorporates 11 cooperative wineries in Trentino and over 5,000 winegrowers. Cavit gathers, inspects and selects raw materials produced by the associated wineries, controlling at every stage of the winemaking harvest, process and marketing.  It owns one of the most highly advanced mechanised bottling plants in the world, with a completely automated bottling delivery process run by robots powered by photovoltaic panels that guarantees zero environmental impact. Cavit does very exciting geo thermal mapping to helps its growers learn about the constant changing landscape through daily plot specific sms messages.


Only Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier with Pinot blanc are permitted, and they must be grown in a well-defined area within the Province of Trento. For still wines, white grapes dominate with Pinot Grigio followed by Chardonnay and Müller-Thurgau. Other white varieties grown are Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco and Nosiola. For red wine production, Teroldego, Merlot, Marzemino and Pinot Nero are the main grapes followed by local varietals of Schiava, and Lagrein.  

The best Proseccos are from the Cartizze denomination, southwest of Valdobbiadene. Steep vineyards here have very low yields and produce wines considered more powerful and sweeter than other Proseccos with refreshing creamy notes of fresh peach, lemon, apple, flowers, and honey.


The two major growing areas are Val di Cembra with more volcanic soil and Valle dei Laghi closer to Lake Garda and shows more of a Mediterranean climate. The soil is a stony limestone in the higher elevations and moraine deposits lower down. Trento DOC comes from vineyards grown between 200 and 900 meters above sea level, in an environment characterized by mountain air, high-altitude vineyards and 300 days of sunlight which creates hot days and cool nights during the growing season that allow for optimum grape ripening. The soils have good drainage and aeration, as they are rich in limestone and silica.  The Alpine, Continental, and Mediterranean climate contributes to defining the Trento DOC character. The cool winds from the Dolomites minimizes the exposure to rot and fungus, and combined with the mild Mediterranean temperature from Lake Garda form distinct characteristics, and the diurnal temperature variations, allow the grapes to develop acidity and great aromatic complexity, elegance, and bright acidity.


The region's wine culture is amongst the oldest in Europe with grape seed finds going back to 3,000BC and further. The history of classic method sparkling wine begins in the mid-1800s, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s that the Trentino classic method became known to more a wider audience. In 1993 the classic method wine earned D.O.C. status, a certification that guarantees the quality of the production process, quality grapes, time and origins of the product. Trento DOC was the first wine to be classified as Classic Method in Italy, and one of the first in the world.

Trento Wine Adventures

A wine and wellness visit to Trentino-Alto Adige / South Tyrol offers an extraordinary cultural exploration of Italian cuisine, cafés and architecture and German formality in every season. Winery visits and tastings, can be combined with Alpine skiing in the winter and hiking, skiing, golfing, in the summer. Wellness hotels offer modern spas and beauty treatments guaranteeing regeneration for body, mind and soul.

Trento DOC connects to the Alto Adige wine route an area characterised by 20 varieties of grapes and a wide range of altitudes, microclimates and soil. Wine lovers can discover local variety Lagrein and Vernatsch, Gewürztraminer plus Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Routes can connect to our sparkling wine routes in Kemptal (Vienna), Franciacorta (Milan) and Prosecco (Venice). Otherwise, we can pick you up in Verona or Innsbruck, which you can reach by train or private car transfer with optional stops in Padua, Vicenza, Verona from Venice or Salzburg from Vienna.

Multi Region Journeys

  • Best of the Best

    Trento DOC / Alto Adige (2 days)

    Discover the best sparkling Trento DOC and Alto Adige 92-96 point wines
    Michelin starred lunch at Ferrari's, Locanda Margon and a winery owned garden bistro
    Overnight at a traditional Tyrol Wine Estate

    Still & Sparkling

    TrentoDOC / Alto Adige (3 days)

    Discover the best winemakers of Trento DOC and Alto Adige wines
    Lunch at Locanda Margon, wine bistro & Castel Fragsburg
    Visit Abbazia di Novacella
    Overnight at a Relais Chateau with Michelin Star restaurant

    Wine & Well Being (5 - 10 days)

    Trento DOC / Alto Adige / Kempstal / Prosecco / Franciacorta

    Visit 2020 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World gold medal winemakers
    Discover artisanal winemakers plus state of the award state of the art production facility
    Overnight at 5 star wine resorts or Relais Chateaux
    Summer: 1 to 2 days of vineyard visits & 3 days of biking, hiking, spa treatments
    Winter: 1 to 2 days of vineyard visit & 3 to 5 days of skiing, spa treatments
    Connect with our routes in Kemptal (Vienna), Franciacorta (Milan) or Prosecco (Venice)

    Regional Spas & Thermal Bath Highlights

    Many hotels have pools and spas plus there is a state of the art public facility in Merano offering indoor and outdoor swimming pools, mineral rich thermal baths, elegant saunas, apple baths, grape oil baths in a vat, and massage with local aromatic essential oils. Unique regional treatments include:

    Hay Baths - The hay bath is a classic wellness treatment in South Tyrol. Farmers have known the benefits of Alpine essential oils for over a century.
    Pine Oil Massages  - Mountain pines are among the most traditional local medical plants and have always been used as a natural remedy.
    Warm Apple Bath - Apples playing an important role in the local agriculture. The skin absorbs the active ingredients of apples and stimulates circulation, revitalising, rejuvenating and purifying the skin.

    Hotels in South Tyrol are surrounded by mountains, pine forests, lakes picturesque vineyards, and green fruit orchards. In the summer visitors can enjoy walks, hike and bike excursions for any level. In winter, one finds some of the best skiing areas in the world and not to forget the local Christmas markets. This is place mind, body and spirit can recharge in a sea silence and relaxation.

    The Alpine restaurants give high importance to the use of fresh and regional ingredients for their culinary specialities where Mediterranean influence meets high altitude cuisine. You will enjoy amazing food at local bistros, winery restaurants, luxury ski resorts, refugios after a morning skiing or hiking, or a wide selection of Michelin starred restaurants. From South Tyrolean Tiroler Speckknödel dumplings or the autumn tradition of roasted chestnuts with young wines in Merano or 3 star Michelin restaurant St. Hubertus, in the luxury ski resort at Rosa Alpina all options are available.

    Summer Hiking & Biking
    300 sunny days a year, 17.000 kilometres of lake, forest and climbing trails in the Dolomites make South Tyrol a paradise for hikers. If you you love cycling, you'll fund numerous bike paths for all levels with 80 km of cycling paths, 4,000 km of descents, 40 cross-country MTB tours totalling 1,000 km in the Province of Trentino.

    Winter Skiing
    Dolomiti Superski and Ortler Skiarena, are South Tyrol's largest ski areas, which together comprise 28 ski resorts and 1,600 kilometres of slopes of all difficulty levels. Depending on the length of stay, winery visit itinerary, and other preferences we will select the the ski area that suits you best with the shortest drives to the wineries. We will recommend hotels with ski in/ski out or within walking distance of the ski lifts and skis area best suited to your level and interest. These top ski areas we recommend are: Madona di Campiglio – (3 Michelin starred restaurants), Pagnella 2001, Dolomiti Superski, Val di Fassa - (2 Michelin starred restaurants) , Obereggan, Selva di Gardena

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