Love at first sight. That is the only way to explain what happened when we first laid our eyes on South Tyrol several years ago.
It was our first adventure to Italy, and like most Americans we had our hearts set on exploring some of Italy’s most popular destinations such as Venice and Lake Como. After a few days in Venice, we decided to rent a car and meander our way to Verona through what we then knew as the Italian Alps…and then it happened. We discovered our home away from home — South Tyrol. Travel would never be the same again.
Our bucket list of countries to visit became meaningless clutter. Hopping around and crossing off as many destinations as possible suddenly seemed pointless. For us, the only choice was South Tyrol. Our passion became devouring and savoring all the area has to offer.
And now through Throne & Vine we want to share our experiences with you. It’s our hope that our love for South Tyrol will inspire you to join us as we explore what we affectionately call “Italy of the North”.
Kate – Adventuress-in-Chief
Kate has a product marketing background with one of the largest technology and mass media companies in the world. When she is not consumed with all things South Tyrol, Kate teaches yoga and volunteers her time rescuing bully breed dogs.
Vin – Adventurer-in-Chief
Vin has a diverse background spanning public relations, sales, marketing and owning a boutique wine distribution business. He has written for and been featured in major media companies including ESPN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Vin is an avid outdoorsman and promoter of sensible conservation.
Thank you for joining us on our journey!