Valtellina (Lombardia)

Valtellina (Lombardia), the land of Alpine-fresh Nebbiolo

2,500 kilometres of dry stone walls run along the valley, the result of a harmonious relationship between man and nature. The terraces are clear examples of a primitive, but still relevant architecture known as “Rural Historic Landscape”, whose construction is included in the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

Along the lined walls is where the history of Valtellina is rooted. The dry stone walls on the Rhaetian mountainside are true pieces of rural engineering and represent an historical model of anthropization of the alpine landscape. They are an example of the affinity between man and mountain and the endless relationship between the wild and the determination of the people who live in it. There are 820 cultivated hectares along the rocky Rhaetian slopes, from West to East (from Buglio in Monte to Tirano), from the bottom to the top (rising from 200 metres up to nearly 800 metres altitude).

Valtellina (Lombardia) Information

Info from various sources including the very resourceful
Key info

Area820 ha


ClimateAlpine climate and remarkable temperature variations

SoilsClay, loam, sand and well-drained gravel rich in silica


Altitudes770 m (above Tirano) to 210 m (Dubino)

Valtellina Map

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Valtellina Grapes

Grapes (red) Area Weight
Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 728 ha 90%
Rossola nera
82 ha 10%

Our selection of Valtellina producers

In no particular order, we have selected for you the following wineries for the quality of their wines and/or their hospitality.

Estate Address Website

Via Stelvio, 128, 23030 Chiuro (SO)

AR PE PE Via del Buon Consiglio, 4, 23100 Sondrio (SO)

Via Ghibellini 3, 23030 Chiuro (SO)

DIRUPI Via San Carlo, 23026 Ponte in Valtellina (SO)

Via Don Primo Lucchinetti, 63, 23020 Mese (SO)

FAY SANDRO Via Pila Caselli, 1, 23036 San Giacomo di Teglio (SO)

BARBACANE Via S. Giacomo per Carona, 26, 23036 San Giacomo (SO)

MARSETTI ALBERTO Via Scarpatetti, 15, 23100 Sondrio (SO)

Via Lungo Adda V Alpini, 124, 23037 Tirano (SO)