Wine-growing region, climate and soils are the key factors that define Terroir. A major role is also played by the wine grower who ensures,
with his manual expertise, the great quality that comes from the vineyard.
Appiano - at the doorstep of the Dolomites - with over 1,000 hectares of vineyards, is the largest South Tyrolean wine-growing municipality in the heart of Bolzano Province.
The 385 ha of vineyards of the winery’s 330 members are scattered across sunny slopes, where nature offers first-class conditions for outstanding wines.
The majority of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon and Pinot Noir vineyards are located at an altitude between 400 and 700 metres, on the slopes at the foot of the Mendola massif, an area known as Monte Appiano.
Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, instead, are cultivated on the hills that line the famous South Tyrolean Wine Road, surrounding the winery, at an altitude of 400 metres.
Our Riesling Montiggl comes to life from the grapes of a particular area that surrounds Lake Monticolo, at 550 metres.
The so-called “heroic viticulture” is practiced in places with a higher altitude, up to 900 m. It is from here that wines like Müller Thurgau and Riesling are born.
Our highly structured red wines come from vineyards in warmer areas. Our Lagrein starts its life in the Bolzano basin, whereas our Merlot and Cabernet vineyards are located along the South Tyrollean Wine Road between Lake Caldaro and Cortaccia.
The remaining vineyards are dedicated to our Schiava and are located in the historical Oltradige area.