Long life, complexity and character - these are the primary features of Cantina Terlano's quality wines. This is due primarily to the high mineral content of the Terlano soils, which has positive effects in terms of stability and gives the wines a striking freshness and full body to go with their long life. In 1893, 24 local wine growers set up a joint production, sales and marketing organisation. That was the beginning of one of the first winery co-operatives in South Tirol. Today the Terlano Winery has about a 120 members with an average cultivated area of 160 hectares, which makes it one of South Tyrol's smaller wineries. It's compact size is a big advantage in terms of quality assurance. The Cantina Terlano has a unique wine archive, housing some 100,000 bottles covering every vintage since 1955, as well as some earlier ones.