The wine cooperative
"Cantina Tramin winery" is located in the municipality of Tramin on the wine route about five kilometers south of Lake Kaltern in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). It was founded in 1898 on the initiative of the pastor and member of the Austrian Parliament Christian Schrott. The responsible persons are Leo Tiefenthaler (chairman), Stephan Dezini (managing director), Wolfgang Klotz (sales manager) and Willi Stürz (oenologist and cellar master). The vineyards of about 300 members comprise a total of 260 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Tramin, Auer, Montan and Neumarkt. Söll, Mazon, Montan, Lehen, Rungg and Freising are among the most important sites.
The white varieties Chardonnay, Muller-Thurgau, Gold Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, as well as the red varieties Blauburgunder, Vernatsch, Lagrein, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated and processed. The cultivation of the vineyards is carried out according to the strict winegrowing guidelines of the cooperative with corresponding requirements for the members. These include the use of natural, environmentally sound farming methods under the premise of the balance between production and vegetation. The large product range includes various wines of the DOC areas Kalterersee
. St. Magdalener
and South Tyrol
, Every year around 1.8 million bottles of wine are produced.