The slopes around Klausen/Chiusa produce grapes used in making fine wines which not only sommeliers and connoisseurs are enthused about. The special farming techniques of the wine-makers of the Eisack Valley / Val d'Isarco, their industriousness and passion in even the most extreme locations, and the distinctive fruitiness of the resultant wines are the reason why the wines of this region are sure to please the palate of even demanding wine-drinkers.
Whereas in 1950 80% of the wine produced in the Eisack Valley was red, today, due to the altitude and geological conditions most growers now specialise in white wine. As a result, nowadays the Eisack Valley Sylvaner, Kerner, Müller Thurgau and Gewürztraminer are renowned throughout the world, and other Eisack Valley white wines such as the Veltliner, Riesling and Ruländer have also developed into high quality wines that have received recognition from notable wine guides
. The predominant red wine varieties
in the Eisack Valley are Vernatsch, Zweigelt and Portugieser.