Tenuta J. Hofstätter
The vineyards of vintner Martin Foradori Hofstätter are sited on slopes on both sides of the River Adige, embracing a wide range of soils and microclimates. Grapes originate from several family-owned wine estates with their traditional farmsteads and manor houses, stately country houses known locally as ‘Ansitze’. No other family winery owns estates with vineyards on both the eastern and western side of the broad river valley. Wines grown there bear the estate name on their labels: Kolbenhof, Vigna del Castello di Rechtenthal, Barthenau, Oberer and Unterer Yngram-Hof, Steinraffler and Oberkerschbaumer. Other vineyards include parcels of land in the areas of Tramin, Neumarkt and Pfatten near Auer, all of which are blessed with excellent climatic conditions. In total we cultivate 50 hectares of vineyard in carefully selected sites at elevations between 820 and 2,460 feet (250 and 750 metres).