The Cantina Andrian winery is located in the municipality of Terlan in the Adige Valley (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing sector South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). It was founded in 1893 as the first winery cooperative in South Tyrol. It was founded by the Terlano winery
taken over, but the wines are marketed under their own label. Klaus Andergassen is the managing director and Rudi Kofler is the cellar master. The company motto is “tradition through movement”. The vineyards stretch over gentle hills at an altitude between 260 to 340 meters above sea level on Gantkofel (dolomite), limestone and porphyry soils. They cover 70 hectares of vineyards. The white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Müller-Thurgau, as well as the red varieties Lagrein, Vernatsch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot are cultivated and processed.
The wines are developed with the aim of creating something special terroir
to express. Depending on the type of wine, they are aged in steel tanks, in large traditional wooden barrels or in barriques. The large product range includes many white, rosé and red DOC wines from the different subzones. The selection wines are made from selected, late and hand-picked physiologically mature
Grapes from the older Andrian vineyards with a minimum age of 15 years and extremely low yields (around 42 hl / ha) pressed. The premium wines include the red wines "Lagrein Tor di Lupo" (Lagrein), "Merlot Riserva Gant" and "Vernatsch Bocado" as well as the white wine "Sauvignon Blanc Floreado". Around 400,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.