The vineyards of Terlano can offer all the seasons in one day. After a cool autumn night, the rime glistens in the grass in the morning, and it is wise to have a warm jacket with you. As soon as the first rays of sun clear the ridge of the mountains to the east, however, the moisture of the night evaporates in an instant and there is a breath of spring in the morning air. Towards noon, the sun pushes the thermometer higher and higher, and you feel like undressing as far as decency allows. But then, in the evening or after a short thunderstorm, you soon ask yourself where you put the jacket you were wearing in the morning.
The climatic extremes of this unique region are reflected not only in the Terlano wine but also in the flora. Down in the valley, warm coppices with downy oak dominate on the south-facing slopes, with hop-hornbeam and manna ash on the north-facing slopes. At higher levels, pine forest communities are mainly found. The large number of sweet chestnuts growing in the Terlano area as a symbol of a southern climate is also a striking feature. Even prickly pears, which are native to the southern Mediterranean region, grow in the Terlano vineyards.
If you finally let your gaze roam over the vineyards, cypresses and succulents to the snow-capped three thousand meter high peaks of the Texel mountain range, you will sense the fascination of the extraordinary terroir of Terlano wine.