Mayr Josephus - Unterganzner Estate
The Unterganznerhof of Josephus Mayr in Kardaun/Cardano is a farm estate at the eastern edge of Bozen/ Bolzano, located at an altitude of 285 m a.s.l. in the St. Magdalener area with its typical porphyry rock. It has been owned by the Mayr family since 1629. Here, the Eggental creek flows into the Eisack river and the valley leads into the basin of Bozen. As a consequence, there is always good air circulation at the Unterganznerhof. The prerequisites are ideal for growing South Tyrolean wines such as Lagrein, Lagreiner Kretzer and St. Magdalener. But the Unterganznerhof also produces Cabernet Kampill, the Cuvèe "Composition Reif", and Lamarein as well as excellent white wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Kerner. For many years, no herbicides and artificial fertilizers have been used at the Unterganznerhof, because for Josephus Mayr quality is more important than quantity. He also grows figs, nuts and chestnuts and for some time now also olives, from which he produces South Tyrol's first and Italy’s most northern olive oil.