The cooperative winery is located in the South Tyrolean capital Bolzano, in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige
- Alto Adige). It was created in 2001 by merger of Gries (gr.1908) and St. Magdalena winery (founded in 1930). The managing director is Klaus Sparer, but the butler is Stephan Filippi. The vineyard area of 220 members is 350 hectares in the steep slopes around St. Magdalena on the northern edge of the city and in the alluvial soil of the Lagrein area in the southern part of the town of Gries. The farms are located between 200 and 800 meters above sea level.
The white varieties Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Ruländer, Gewürztraminer, Sylvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau and Gold Muskateller, and the red varieties Lagrein (60 ha), Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenmuskateller and Vernatsch are cultivated and processed. The traditional for South Tyrol Pergola-Cultivation
(Arbor) is reserved almost exclusively for the grape variety Vernatsch, all other varieties are more and more educated on wire frame (trellis).
The management is carried out according to environmentally friendly guidelines with calm, balanced growth of the vines, moderate harvests and a dignified care of the vines by all members. With the technical support of the Südtiroler Beratungsring for fruit and viticulture in the winery Bolzano Integrated pest management
implemented. The payment of the grapes follows the quality principle - the higher the quality of the delivered grapes, the higher the price per kilogram.
The vinification takes place according to the principle of the winery Bozen, "that the origin of the wine quality lies in the vineyard and the cellar economy can only build on it and complete the product"
. The diverse product range comprises three lines with basic, selection and premium quality. It will be wines of the DOC areas Eisacktaler
. St. Magdalener
and South Tyrol
produced. The premium wines include Lagrein Riserva "Taber", Lagrein Riserva "Prestige", Cabernet Riserva "Mumelter", Merlot Riserva "Siebeneich", Pinot Nero "Riserva", Gewürztraminer "Kleinstein", Pinot Blanc "Dellago" and Sauvignon "Mock". Every year, around three million bottles of wine are bottled.