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Our winery in South Tyrol

A place with a unique charm

Dry and windy climate, clay sandy soils rich in minerals: at the foot of the Monte Sole Mountain in Naturns, at an altitude of 600-900 meters above sea level, the Alpine and the Mediterranean climates join forces and create a unique combination. The arid boulders form a splendid contrast with the magnificent vines that thrive on steep south and south-west facing slopes. And after a full day basking in the sun, in the evening the vineyards receive the welcome cooling air currents. The ideal conditions for a wine-making area in South Tyrol.

To make sure that our wines maintain their exquisite taste, they are aged in wooden casks and kept in bottles for at least 365 days. The fermentation process lasts as long as possible, to give them that unmistakable creamy aroma. Every year, we try to bring out the peculiar terroir of the individual growth altitudes

Falkenstein winery in South Tyrol: Technical data sheet

  • Winery: wine cellar, warehouse and company shop
  • Area: 14 hectares
  • Altitude: Between 600 and 900 m above sea level
  • Exposure: South-facing terraces and south-west-facing vineyards (Pinot Noir St. Ursula)
  • Vineyards: around the winery business in Naturns
  • Climate: Dry and windy
  • Soils: Sandy and dry soils (glacial moraines), rich in minerals (gneiss, slate, granite, mica and quartz)
  • Rainfall: 350 mm/year
  • Sunshine days: 315 days of sunshine/year
Falkenstein Winery
  • Guyot vine training: From 9,000 to 12,000 vines per hectare
  • Production: 90,000 bottles per year
  • Variety:
    • Riesling (6 ha)
    • Pinot Blanc (3 ha)
    • Sauvignon (1.5 ha)
    • Gewürztraminer (1.5 ha)
    • Pinot Noir (2 ha)
  • Vineyard: Riesling Alte Rebe | Pinot Noir St. Ursula
  • Ageing: large acacia wood casks for the white wines | barrique barrels for Pinot Noir and selection wines
  • Selection: Phileo, Anaduron, Retus (also aged in barrique barrels)
Overview of our South Tyrolean wines

Vineyard annual cycle:

  • Pruning
  • Tying of the vine
  • Buds removal and shoot pruning
  • Green work
  • Harvesting
  • Cellaring
  • Fermentation
  • Ageing
  • Storage
  • Bottling
  • Bottle sedimentation
  • Sale/Marketing (all year)
Cutting the vines Harvest Sort out Storage