Winery Schmid Oberrautner
The winery Schmid Oberrautner was founded in the 14th century. Since these days the family has always been owner of the vineyards and some fields in the plains of Bolzano. The viticulture of Gries - meanwhile a part of Bolzano - mainly consists of a grape called Lagrein, an original grape of this zone. Today the Tenuta Schmid Oberrautner is the most ancient local winery and proud to be able to follow the traditions considering as well today's technology. They have produced 96.000 bottles of wine on more than nine hectares with seven types of grapes and four different types of Lagrein. After his studies in Franconia (Germany) the owner and oenologist Florian Schmid has completely renovated the wine cellar and the vines. Fundamental was his choice to continue like in the olden days. Only traditional machines are used (no concentrators, no micro-oxidation) to produce the wine. But however the most important thing remains the quality of the grapes, which is unavoidably connected to the production zone. In the last years the winery has always aimed at keeping their good quality in due proportion to the prizes and at producing smooth and typical wines. Schmid Oberrautner is selling their wines to wholesalers in Italy as well as in foreign countries.