Second edition of the Alto Adige Wine Summit in Bolzano/Bozen and vicinity: 150 journalists and wine experts from all over the world received deep insights into the world of Alto Adige/Südtirol wine. With the motto “A World of Contrasts”, the event offered a program with great variety.
The highlight: the “Anteprima/Preview” with over 200 new wines from 59 wine producers to taste for the international professional public that are not yet available on the market. We had our St. Magdalener Classico Nobilis 2018 and as well our Lagrein Riserva Grafenleiten 2017. We had the honour to welcome: uncle Hubert with Vinum team, Mr. Vernatschcup Othmar Kiem (WineLine, Falstaff), Lara Moro of Il vino che verrà – wine blog, Kevin Day of Opening a bottle/USA, Winsor Dobbin of Gourmet on the Road/Australia, Ghislaine Melman/Netherlands, and many more.
The next day, the tours then headed up to the Seceda in the Val Gardena #MountainMeetsValley where, at an elevation of 2,400 meters (nearly 9,000 feet) above sea level, wines from different elevations including our Obermoser estate bottlings were tasted, with a subsequent culinary finale.
Every two years, the world of Alto Adige wine is presented to a large public involved in the industry at the Wine Summit. This year from September 5 to 8, 2019, the Consortium of Alto Adige Wine – the organizer of the event in cooperation with IDM Alto Adige – placed the focus of the conference on the future challenges to Alto Adige winegrowing regions from climate change. This was accompanied by widely varied tastings and vineyard tours. The goal of the Wine Summit was to show the leaders of the public from the industry the special features of the wine region of Alto Adige. The invitation was accepted by wine experts from a total of sixteen countries, including from as far away as the USA, Hong Kong, and Australia, and journalists from such renowned trade publications as Decanter, Espresso, Falstaff, and Gambero Rosso. On top of that, ten Masters of Wine from the Institute of Masters of Wine, the world’s most recognized educational institution for wine experts, also came to Alto Adige.
The next edition is planned for 2021. Text edited from altoadigewines.com