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Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli

Here we get into two regions that are very different from the rest of Italy!

Friuli, on the border with Slovenia, makes some of the best white wines of the country. These are wonderfully textured, rich, and detailed wines. Alto Adige is also well known for their whites, which are more alpine and high-toned in nature (high acids).

Both of these regions are incredible, and Alto Adige in particular is a region to visit at some point. Spend a few days there, for it’s one of the most beautiful wine regions on the planet.

Map resources

Society of Wine Educators: Friuli Wine Map

Vineyards.com: Friuli Venezia-Guilia wine map

Vendi Viti Vino: Friuli Wine region (with maps including a small topographic map)

Wine Folly: The Alto Adige Story (with maps, photos, and statistics)

Italiano Wines: Alto Adige Wine Map

Friuli

Winesearcher: Friuli Venezia-Guilia

Smithsonian: The Best Wine Region You’ve Never Heard Of

Guild of Sommeliers: The Wines of Central Friuli

Wine Cooler Direct (yes, they have great articles!): Fascination in Friuli

Trentino-Alto Adige

Winesearcher: Trentino-Alto Adige

AltoAdigeWines.com: History of the region

Opening A Bottle: 20 Wines That Define Alto Adige Right Now (great list of producers)

VinePair: Alto Adige 101