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The Historic South Tyrolean Wine Village of Lana
Versatile vine-growing areas and small wineries in Lana
The Historic South Tyrolean Wine Village of Lana
The Historic South Tyrolean Wine Village of Lana

The Historic South Tyrolean Wine Village of Lana

Versatile vine-growing areas and small wineries in Lana

Located at the foot of the Vigiljoch mountain, the village of Lana supplied the monasteries of Bavaria with the noble wines of the region south of today’s spa town of Merano/Meran for centuries. It is not only the local people that appreciate the mild climate at the foot of the Vigiljoch, as grapes also thrive in the natural amphitheater of the Merano basin. In the vineyards of the growing areas around Lana – including Postal/Burgstall, Gargazzone/Gargazon and Cermes/Tscherms – red and white grape varieties are grown, especially the red varietals Vernatsch, Lagrein, Pinot Noir and Merlot, but also white grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay.

After the grape harvest in autumn, most farmers bring a portion of their harvest to the large, cooperative local wineries. In addition, they also crush some their own noble grapes in their own farm cellars. Some winegrowers produce their own grapes exclusively, and have joined together to form the umbrella brand "Independent Winegrowers of South Tyrol", which now comprises nearly 80 South Tyrolean wineries, including excellent wineries in Lana and the surrounding area. They mainly sell their wines directly from the farm, and often offer tours and wine tastings by appointment.
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