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The best of our grapes, our vines, our terroir, to craft a truly exceptional wine: APPIUS.



Each year APPIUS expresses the best of its vintage: the most prestigious cuvée of the vinery is reinterpreted annually through the personal vision of winemaker Hans Terzer. The 2018 vintage allowed each grape variety to mature optimally, so that APPIUS 2018 is a truly exciting sensory experience, 
like a dance of aromas in the glass.

at sight

chartreuse yellow with malachite green luminous reflections

to the nose

intense, energetic and profound; exotic fruits (banana, melon, mango), Williams pear, white peach, “Renet apple”, white currant and gooseberry

on the palate

On the palate fresh taste and drinkability, with character and recognisability. The sensation of warmth envelops the palate and balances perfectly the synergy between acidity and minerality


Chardonnay 52%, Pinot Grigio 20%, Pinot blanc 15% and Sauvignon Blanc 13%

Area of cultivation

Site: best vineyards in Appiano
Exposure: southeast/southwest
Soil: limestone gravel and moraine
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

25 to 40 years


early to mid September


Placed in barrique-tonneaux for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation (except Sauvignon). Assemblage takes place after one year, followed by another three years of maturation in stainless-steel tanks with fine yeast. 


35 hl/ha


Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 2 gr/l
Acidity: 5.40 gr/l

Serving Temperature



10 years or more ...

Pairing Recommendations

Excellent pairing with strong fish dishes such as turbot or monkfish. It goes perfectly with a tasty 
seafood risotto, but also with dishes that include wild fowl or tender veal dishes.


The Wine Hunter Platinum Candidate

Le Guide de l'Espresso 98+ P

Decanter 97 P

jamessuckling 96 P

doctor wine 95 P

Bibenda 5 grapes

Gault&Millau 4 grapes

Gardini Notes 98+ P


Since 1977 Hans Terzer has borne responsibility for wine production at St. Michael-Eppan Winery, bringing it to the top of the Italian and international wine world in just a few years. “I’ve had the idea of APPIUS in my head for a long time; I just had to wait for the right moment.”

During his regular inspections of the vineyards, he found many years ago that individual vines had the potential to produce absolute top wines, due to a very low yield. “I wanted to harvest and develop these grapes separately, creating a completely new and sensational wine – a wine that we at St. Michael-Eppan had not created up until now.”

He seems to have succeeded in APPIUS 2010. Sourced from various historical vineyards within the municipality of Eppan, the majority is Chardonnay; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon comprise the remainder. “APPIUS is basically fermented and aged in small oak barrels. After twelve months of aging in wood, it then matures on the lees for nearly three more years, inside steel tanks.


So precious an interior indubitably needs a refined exterior. The modern, elegant and minimalist design of the bottle is in keeping with the St. Michael-Eppan philosophy. The dark glass bottle makes it clear that the essence is always invisible to the eye and that we should allow the senses to lead us.

Every year, not only the content is reinterpreted but the design of the bottle also changes. The goal is to design a valuable wine collection that will delight wine aficionados around the globe every year. APPIUS is a limited edition: each of the 7000 bottles is numbered. Anyone who would like to supplement his or her wine cellar by acquiring one of the coveted bottles of APPIUS must act quickly. It will certainly be worth your while, because a storage potential of at least ten years or even more has been predicted. Let APPIUS astound you.