Val Venosta

The new kid on the block with amazing potential.


Val Venosta is Alto Adige’s newest and most extreme DOC - find out what makes it one of the most exciting places in Alto Adige.

Val Venosta Region Map

What to expect from Val Venosta

Val Venosta, known as Vinschgau in German, has amazing terroir for apples. However, a few forward-thinking grape growers found that the extreme climate of Val Venosta is also great for red and white grapes.

Huge diurnal swings mean racy wines with intense aromatics, and ripe fruit flavors. It’s dry, with only 16 inches (400 mm) of rain - almost desert! This keeps yields low and flavor intense.

Val Venosta offers a treasure trove of varieties: Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Kerner, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Schiava (Vernatsch), and Pinot Noir.

For excellent examples, look for “Alte Reben” on the label, which means old vines in German and leads to concentrated and intense wines.

Did you know?

Val Venosta was established in 1995 and is all about small, independent wineries such as Falkenstein and Rebhof.

Val Venosta has a hikeable wine route where you can visit several vineyards in about 2.5 hours walking.

The vineyards, starting at 1,640 feet (500 m) above sea level, low rainfall, and the largest diurnal shift in all of Alto Adige make Val Venosta a place of extreme Alpine viticulture. Piz Bernina, the highest peak in the Eastern Alps, at 13,283 feet (4,048 m) is just around the corner.

Switzerland is less than an hour to the west, potentially combining amazing ski and hiking trips with this up-and-coming wine region.

Selected Val Venosta Wines

Marinushof Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
MarinushofPinot Noir

Falkenstein Weissburgunder Bottle Preview
FalkensteinWeissburgunder

Falkenstein Sauvignon Bottle Preview
FalkensteinSauvignon

Falkenstein Gewürztraminer Bottle Preview
FalkensteinGewürztraminer

Castel Juval - Unterortl Gneis Bottle Preview
Castel Juval - UnterortlGneis

Castel Juval - Unterortl Castel Juval Pinot Nero Riserva Bottle Preview
Castel Juval - UnterortlCastel Juval Pinot Nero Riserva

Castel Juval - Unterortl Castel Juval Riesling Bottle Preview
Castel Juval - UnterortlCastel Juval Riesling

Kellerei Meran - Cantina Merano A.A. VAL VENOSTA PINOT BIANCO Bottle Preview
Kellerei Meran - Cantina MeranoA.A. VAL VENOSTA PINOT BIANCO

Kellerei Meran - Cantina Merano A.A. VAL VENOSTA SCHIAVA Bottle Preview
Kellerei Meran - Cantina MeranoA.A. VAL VENOSTA SCHIAVA

Falkenstein Riesling Bottle Preview
FalkensteinRiesling

Castel Juval - Unterortl Glimmer Bottle Preview
Castel Juval - UnterortlGlimmer

Castel Juval - Unterortl Castel Juval Weissburgunder Bottle Preview
Castel Juval - UnterortlCastel Juval Weissburgunder