Ticino's wine culture

Viticulture is present, to varying degrees, in all eight of Ticino's districts. It began with very extensive production methods towards the end of the 1700s with crops associated between the rows of vines (corn- tobacco- etc.), & evolved into a more rational (where possible) viticulture, characterized by high density planting (about 4,000 vines per hectare) which allows for optimum mechanization i...