Are you also one of the many admirers of South Tyrol? The picturesque foothills of the Alps in northern Italy enchants young and old alike with its warm hospitality and a wide range of history, enjoyment and sports. The Swiss in particular love nearby South Tyrol. On the one hand, this is certainly due to the relative proximity and the picture-perfect journey across the Alps: Through the pretty Prättigau, the showpiece Vereina tunnel, then past the National Park over the Ofen Pass and you're at the end of the southern Graubünden valley of Müstair at the gates of Italy's apple chamber. On the other hand, we also love South Tyrol because of its exciting mixture of cozy Austria and spirited Italy. The Alto Adige is a great place to slow down with a glass of wine. In the light and airy climate of the Alps and yet wonderfully mild, everyone will find their little bit of vacation happiness. Speaking of a glass of wine: For a few years now, the autochthonous Lagrein has become a trendy wine. It is mainly grown in the Bolzano basin and has been documented since at least 1318. Red and rosé wines are made from the Lagrein grape. The red is also called Lagrein Dunkel or scuro, the rosé is still called Lagrein Kretzer. It has retained this name in reference to the Kretze, the wicker basket used to separate the juice from the solids. The South Tyrolean impresses its new and also the existing fans with a bouquet of wild berries, fresh cherries and a bit of violets, with its velvetiness and a soft acidity. Wines of high quality from yield restriction also fit wonderfully in oak barrels and are thus storable for a medium length of time. The fresh Kretzer is a good companion to starters, fish or white meat, the dark one likes especially spicy food and dark meat on the plate. Or else a good piece of hard cheese. If you can't make it to the blossom paradise of South Tyrol, you can simply order the vacation feeling to your home. With a glass of our Lagrein on your balcony, you can at least dream perfectly of the apple blossom beside the Alps.