How Italians in the Alto Adige snack.

How Italians in the Alto Adige snack.

This gives you an idea of where this region is within Italy. It borders Switzerland and Austria, hence the alpine vineyards (see future posts for more breathtaking pictures of those).

This gives you an idea of where this region is within Italy. It borders Switzerland and Austria, hence the alpine vineyards (see future posts for more breathtaking pictures of those).

Some cool statistics from Wine Folly on what wines are produced in the Alto Adige region of Italy. Many reds, many whites, many acres. Italy is second only to France in world wine production. Clearly, Italians are busy making wine in Alto Adige.

Some cool statistics from Wine Folly on what wines are produced in the Alto Adige region of Italy. Many reds, many whites, many acres. Italy is second only to France in world wine production. Clearly, Italians are busy making wine in Alto Adige.

Nice location for a vineyard in the Alto Adige region of Italy, our focus this week.

Nice location for a vineyard in the Alto Adige region of Italy, our focus this week.