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Alto Adige by the numbers

Acreage totals

Total vineyard acreage: 13,000 (just under the size of Manhattan)
Perspective: Napa Valley has about 45,000 acres planted. Alto Adige is 1/3 the size of Napa! Tiny!

Top three white varieties:
Pinot Grigio: 1500 acres
Gewurzatraminer: 1375 acres
Chardonnay: 1300 acres

Top three red varieties:
Schiava: 2600 acres
Lagrein: 1100 acres
Pinot Noir: 940 acres

Population

515, 714 residents (2005)

Wineries and Growers

155 wineries

12 Co-ops, that produce 70% of the wine

5000 growers

Average vineyard size: 2.66 acres (!!!)

Vineyard elevation

600 to 3300 feet

Weather

1946 hours of sunlight per year … beautiful weather!

27.6 inches of rain per year average

Ethnic Identification through the years

1901
4.1% Italian
91.7% German
4.1% Ladin

1961
34.3% Italian
62.3% German
3.4% Ladin

1990
27.7% Italian
68% German
4.3% Ladin