The cooperative winery is located in the municipality of Klausen (Chiusa) in the Italian wine sector South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). It was founded in 1961 by 24 members at the time. The foundation stone was laid in the historic basement of the Reinthalerhof. Today, Dr. Claudia Perbellini, Thomas Dorfmann is responsible as cellar master. In 1975 the company moved to its current location; In 2005 the production building was expanded and converted. The vineyards cover 130 hectares of vineyards up to 900 meters above sea level, which are managed by 130 members from 11 communities supported by advice and training. The white varieties Sylvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Ruländer, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red varieties Vernatsch, Blauburgunder, Blauer Portugieser, Lagrein and Zweigelt are grown and processed. The winery specializes in white wines.
The grapes, which are hand-picked and immediately delivered to the winery, are subjected to a quality check and assessed according to their state of health and gradation. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks or wooden barrels. Depending on the variety and quality level, there is a different length of storage and maturation time. The varietal vinified white wines of the "Aristos line" are made from strictly selected, yield-reduced grapes of the highest quality. The absolute top products of the house are the two "Dominius" (red and white) made from selected locations in barriques, the dessert wine "Nectaris" from selected, dried grapes, and the white wine "Harmonie" from selected grapes from the middle Eisack Valley. The majority of the wines are under the DOC names Eisacktaler
and South Tyrol
produced. Around one million bottles are marketed annually.