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First wine

Wine has been grown in South Tyrol for 3000 years. More than two thousand years ago the Raeti in today’s South Tyrol were storing their wine in wooden barrels. Today, the wine harvest, the so-called “Wimmen” lasts from the start of September to the middle of October. The delivered grapes are checked carefully by the cellar master.

The fermentation process and the making of the fresh grape juice into wine differ widely, depending on whether the wine is white, rosé or red. With white wines and rosés, the grape juice is pressed immediately and fermented separately from the pomace (skins, seeds, stems, and stalks).

Red wines on the other hand ferment in the pomace. Fermentation normally lasts between 5 and 14 days.

You will find a wide selection of fine South Tyrol wines in our own wine cellar. Ask for our wine list - we shall be delighted to advise you.