When the northern geographic lines of Italy were redrawn in 1918, parts of what is now northern Italy had previously been parts of Austria. Even today, the German-speaking majority of this beautiful area resist any attempt to “Italianize” their region, either in language or lifestyle. This is reflected in the Germanic style of their wines. The production area of the Valdadige DOC wines is shared by three provinces in two regions: Bolzano and Trento in Trentino, and Alto Adige and Verona in the Veneto. Due to the cool climate, dry white wines reign supreme in this area. The valleys are narrow, and with hills rising steeply on all sides, the opportunity exists to grow a variety of grapes on a relatively small plot of land. Pinot Grigio excels in this area and the growth factor of these wines has been phenomenal. Pinot Grigio in particular seems to have caught the hearts of consumers throughout the surrounding countries.