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The evening downdrafts of the Mendola Massif give the entire terroir of the St. Michael-Eppan winery their character: they ensure the cool nights that give the grapes their extraordinary properties, shaping the fragrance, the unmistakable freshness and longevity of the wines. The downdraft (= “FALLWIND”) is the natural element that blows over the vineyards every day, exerting a positive influence on the climate and supporting the valuable work of the winegrowers.
FALLWIND. The power of nature.

Alto Adige DOC



This grape variety of Germanic origin has found an ideal terroir in South Tyrol. Riesling needs special conditions and prefers a cool and sunny climate. These conditions can be found in the areas around Lake Monticolo and in neighbouring micro-areas, where the porphyry soils give the wine its special character. The Riesling Fallwind is distinguished by its fruity aromas and mineral freshness, which make it an increasingly popular wine.

at sight


to the nose

intense aromas of white peach and fresh apricot

on the palate

elegant, balanced, mineral



Area of cultivation

Sites: vineyards around Lake Monticolo and in neighbouring areas located higher up (480-700m)
Exposure: South/southeast slope
Soil: Gravel and moraine debris
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

5 to 20 years


mid to end of september; harvest and selection of grapes by hand


Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by development on the lees for another five months.


60 hl/ha


Alcohol Content: 13,5 %
Residual Sugar: 5.7 gr/lt
Acidity: 6.35 gr/lt

Serving Temperature



4 to 5 years

Pairing Recommendations

This all-rounder pairs nicely with light fish dishes, Asian cuisine and vegetable dishes. In spring, it is lovely with asparagus salad with a ham roll filled with Bozner sauce. It is also lovely with goats cheese.


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Fallwind. the power of nature.

The “FALLWIND” wines are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect the remarkable strengths of our growing area in a unique way.
Strict quality guidelines, low yields, intense manual work in the vineyards as well as a meticulous and individual vinification in the cellar make them what they are: characterful, precise and unique wines that convince every connoisseur with their varietal characteristics.

The labels of the “FALLWIND” wines have a strong symbolism that is directly related to the growing area. In the centre is an old etching showing a view of the Macaion, part of the Mendola Massif. Above, the merged star and the waning crescent moon from the coat of arms of the municipality of Appiano, symbols dating from the early Middle Ages and lending the image graphic power and expressiveness.