Churches, castles, manors and a farmyard dating back 1000 years. The area between Virgl and Haselburg Castle is rich of history and mistery. Hundreds of years of winegrowing on the slopes of Virgl – we continue this tradition with enthusiasm.
We work with three vineyard sites.
In Haslach on the south facing slopes of mount Virgl, our vines grow on profound, decomposed porphyr top soil and its roots penetrate down to hit the bottom soil which consists of a thick layer of glacial moraine. Wines from this very warm and sunny site are mineral and delicate with great ageing potential. From this site we harvest fruit for our Goldmuskateller, St. Magdalener, Lagrein, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In Grutzen, just south of Bozen the vines grow on dry, profound and gravely soil. Several floodings of the nearby Eisack river formed the valley on this site and created an accumulation of myriad rocks of the surrounding and remote mountains (Dolomites, Sarntal Alps and Eisack Valley). The wines from this site are very fruity, soft and approachable, in our case Goldmuskateller and Lagrein.
The vineyard of the highest elevation is planted with most of our Sauvignon Blanc vines, which stand on morain- alluvial and porphyr debris. These are ideal conditions to create a Sauvignon with racy acidity, delicate body, minerality and longevity of a distinctive kind.