Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina

Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina

Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina

 

 

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The Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina extends over the entire province of Sondrio, encompassing the DOC and DOCG wine appellation areas, and showcasing the great red wines and other typical and traditional agrifood products of the Valtellina. The Valchiavenna and the Valtellina boast many prehistoric and historical remains: from rock engravings to castles and stately homes in urban centres and several sanctuaries that rise up symbolically from a sea of vines. Vine-growing in these valleys has always been vital for the local economy and has played a key role in preserving the landscape. The territory of the Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina is divided into five areas corresponding to geographical and historical boundaries: the Contado di Chiavenna (Chiavenna and its environs), the Terziere di Sotto (Morbegno and its environs), the Terziere di Mezzo (Sondrio and its environs), the Terziere di Sopra (Tirano, Sondrio and its environs) and the Magnifica Terra (Bormio and its environs). Tourists can follow the extremely interesting
and scenic routes that wind along the terraced vineyards on the Rhaetian (northern) side of the Valtellina valley by car, bicycle or on foot. The routes are named after and traverse the production zones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG wine, extending from Maroggia (in the Commune of Berbenno) to the area of Sassella (between the Communes
of Castione Andevenno and Sondrio); from Grumello (northeast of Sondrio) to Inferno (between the Communes of Poggiridenti and Chiuro), while the Valgella route wends its way between the Communes of Chiuro and Teglio and near the residential area of Tirano is the last route, Baruffini.

  • Cantine 31%
  • Agriturismi 3.7%
  • Ristoranti 11%
  • B&B 2%
  • Prodotti 7.3%
  • Comuni 11%
  • Hotel 16.4%
  • Enti e Associazioni 18.2%

TYPICAL PRODUCTS

Cheeses: Bitto DOP, Valtellina Casera DOP.
Cured meats: Bresaola della Valtellina IGP, Violino di Capra.
Other specialities: PGI Valtellina apples, honey, bitter liqueurs and grappe,wild berries, chestnuts.

TYPICAL DISHES

Pizzoccheri, Sciatt, Polenta Taragna, Torta di grano saraceno, Bisciola.

WINES

Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG, Valtellina Superiore DOCG Maroggia/Sassella/Grumello/Inferno/Valgella, Rosso di
Valtellina DOC, Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio IGT

 

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EVENTS

CASTIONE ANDEVENNO: Ciapel d’Oro (beginning of July). Wine competition and promotional event
held by local wineproducers to promote Valtellina wines.
CHIAVENNA: Sagra dei Crotti (September). Traditional appointment in the typical ‘crotti’ (natural caves) of the Valchiavenna.
CHIURO: Grappolo d’Oro (September). An important wine event, including interesting
technical-scientific debates, guided tastings and winetasting stands
offering a wide variety of DOCG and DOC wines.
MORBEGNO: Mostra del Bitto (October). Exhibition full of local colour organised by
producers of cheese and typical products, competition for the best vintage
Bitto, the most prized mountain cheese.
Morbegno in Cantina (October). DOCG/ DOC wines and typical products are offered in more than thirty historic
cellars in Morbegno which are opened to the public (organised in collaboration with the Sondrio section
of AIS – the Italian Association of Sommeliers)
SONDRIO: Calici di Stelle (August). An enjoyable wine event, held in the courtyards of the picturesque Scarpatetti Street, which sees the participation of all the wine-producers from the Valtellina district.
TEGLIO: Pizzoccheri Festival (last Sunday in July). ‘Pizzoccheri’ are cooked and served in the splendid Teglio pine forest.
VILLA DI TIRANO: Apple and Grape Festival (end of Ocober).

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Contact and Social Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina

 

Wine and Food Road of the Valtellina Via Piazzi, 23 – 23100 SONDRIO T +39 0342 20 19 84 – F: +39 0342 51 82 87 stradadelvino@valtellina.it – www.valtellina.it

 

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