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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



For centuries, Vernatsch (Schiava)  was the most important local red wine variety. Today, reduced cultivation areas and the south-east and south-west facing vineyards along the South Tyrolean Wine Road guarantee the best qualities. Our Vernatsch Fallwind is a fresh, fruity wine with fine bitter almond aromas. Simply a classic.

at sight


to the nose

fruity aroma reminiscent of cherry, violets and red fruits

on the palate

soft and elegant, with light notes of bitter almond



Area of cultivation

Sites: hillside sites in Appiano
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel and moraine debris
Training System: Pergola

Vine Age

20 to 40 years


end of september; harvest and selection of grapes by hand


fermentation on the skins, ageing and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks.


70 hl/ha


Alcohol Content: 13 %
Acidity: 4.55 gr/lt

Serving Temperature



4 to 5 years

Pairing Recommendations

pairs nicely with starters and South Tyrolean dishes such as Roggentaschen ravioli with smoked meat. It is also a consummate accompaniment to Speck ham, sausages, mild cheeses and bread. Well chilled, it also goes well with fish.

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.