Old vines, free spirit. Artisanal wines with character and quality.
As from 2005 he took over the parental vineyard in Kaltern; Since 2007 he vinifies his own wines, aspiring to demonstrate the uniqueness and variety of the region around the lake Kalterer See. He follows the evolution of the grapes, supports the natural processes and focuses his work exclusively on quality. It is his goal to harvest them at their best state or ripeness. It is a small business: He does much of the work himself, starting with the attentive observation of the vegetation, and ending with the meticulous manual hand-picking. Therefore, the quantity is limited to about 8000 bottles. The vineyards are located in and around Kaltern. The "Riegel Pulvernoa" (around 300m. a.s.l.) is planted with 80 to 100 year-old vine grape varieties of "Groß- and Mittervernatsch" and part of it is planted with Cabernet Franc and Tannat. The "Riegel Barleit" (around 400m. a.s.l.) is cultivated exclusively with "Weissburgunder" (pinot Blanc). The third site (around 420m. a.s.l.) lies in the district of Oberplanitzing and since 2008 it is planted with "Riesling". A special peculiarity is the collaboration - "Viribus Unitis" - with his colleague Norbert Kofler, from the vineyard Kiemberger in Terlan. Together they already developed a superb cuvee from Lagrein and Tannat, a real collector's item, and a delicate Rosè.