Wine and food experiences

Iniziativa realizzata nell'ambito del bando Wonderfood And Wine di Regione Lombardia e Unioncamere Lombardia per la promozione di Sapore inLOMBARDIA

Discover and experience the food and wine culture of Valtellina

 

Meet local producers, discover their traditions and, of course, sample local products; Valtellina can offer you plenty of food and wine experiences!

Among the delights to be savoured are the DOC and DOCG wines of the territory in local wine cellars. Valtellina is the largest terraced area in Italy and is home to more than 850 hectares of vineyards. Along the slopes of the Rhaetian mountainside, the land of Valtellina wine, runs the Strada del Vino, the Wine Road, and the Via dei Terrazzamenti, the Terrace Road, where you can venture through the terraced Valtellina countryside and meet local producers, visit their wineries and sample their wines. 

Valtellina is also famous for its apples: a Spring visit is never complete without a walk among the white splendour of the blossoming apple orchards. A summer visit cannot go without a visit to the high mountain pastures where the great Valtellina cheeses are produced. Among the itineraries suggested, the Via del Latte, the Milk Road, in Valmalenco, skirts some of the main pastures, lying amidst this uncontaminated area of outstanding natural beauty. At the Livigno Dairy you can observe the stages of milk processing and taste the territory’s genuine products.

When visiting Valchiavenna you really have to take an appetising break at the renowned Crotti cellars which, differently to traditional stores, are conditioned by the “sorel”, a natural draught that passes through the cellars and keeps the inside temperature practically constant, an ideal condition for wine, sacked meat and cheese preservation.

Lastly, in Bormio you can pay a visit to the Braulio distilleries, home of the famous Alpine Liqueur of this “Magnificent Land”.