Price: £55 per ticket
Time: 11 AM - 12:15 PM
Host: Michael Garner, Italian wine expert and DWWA Regional Chair for Northern Italy 

The thrilling diversity of Alto Adige

Immerse yourself in this fascinating corner of north-east Italy, combining beautiful Alpine freshness with Mediterranean charm, led by Italian wine expert Michael Garner, Regional Chair for Northern Italy at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

This promises to be a thrilling voyage of discovery, with wines handpicked by Michael to showcase the impressive quality and incredible diversity the region has to offer. Guests will have the opportunity to taste the 2016 vintage of Cantina Tramin’s extraordinary Epokale, considered to be one of Italy's greatest white wines, made from late-harvest Gewürztraminer.

Terlano's Primo Grand Cuvée 2018 was Decanter's White Wine of the Year 2021. It promises a spectacular blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Delicious reds from indigenous grape varieties Lagrein and Vernatsch (Schiava) will also be poured alongside a local twist on Pinot Nero (Noir), as well as gorgeous white wines, including a small-batch Pinot Grigio of pristine, premium quality, an oak-fermented Pinot Bianco, and the highly reputed ‘Feldmarschall Von Fennberg‘ Müller Thurgau.


  • Kobler, Klausner Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy 2022
  • Ignaz Niedrist, Berg Pinot Bianco Limes, Alto Adige, Italy 2021
  • Tiefenbrunner’s, Feldmarschall Von Fenner Müller-Thurgau, Alto Adige, Italy 2020
  • Cantina Terlano, Primo Grand Cuvée, Terlano, Alto Adige, Italy 2018
  • Cantina Girlan, Gschleier Alte Reben Vernatsch, Alto Adige, Italy 2021
  • Weingut Gottardi, Pinot Nero, Alto Adige, Italy 2019
  • Cantina Bozen, Lagrein Riserva Taber, Alto Adige, Italy 2021
  • Cantina Tramin, Epokale Gewürztraminer Spätlese, Alto Adige, Italy 2016


Michael Garner has worked in the wine trade for more than 40 years, specialising in the wines of Italy for most of them. Michael taught Diploma students for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust for many years, is a frequent Decanter contributor and is Regional Chair for Northern Italy at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

He is also adviser on Northern Italian wines to the International Wine and Food Society, and author of two books – Barolo: Tar and Roses (co-author Paul Merritt) plus Amarone and the fine wines of Verona (2017). He co-owns Tria Wines, a small Italian wine agency, and lives in rural Devon with his family and dogs.