In 2011 Alexander Ortler was able to realise his dream of his own distillery at the Ortlerhof in Appiano. Starting with the raw product, he attaches great importance to quality. Sun-ripened fruits, exclusively from South Tyrol, are selected by hand in order to guarantee an optimal degree of ripeness of the raw material. The mashing process is carried out in accordance with the most modern techniques, in order to fully appreciate the variety of aromas. Clean mashing containers with air/fermenting valve keep harmful influences away and the mash is tempered so that an ideal fermentation process can take place.