The wine cooperative is located in the wine-growing village Eppan on the South Tyrolean Wine Route (Region Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy). The winery was founded in 1907 by 27 winegrowers. Today, it comprises 340 winegrowing families, who cultivate 380 hectares of vineyards. The chairman is Anton Zublasing, managing director Günther Neumair, cellar master and oenologist Hans Terzer. The winery is regarded as a pioneering enterprise, as early as the 1980s, it was increasingly switched from Vernatsch to a wide variety of white wine varieties, which reduced yields and created new types of development ( Barrique ) experimented.
The vineyards are located for the most part in the municipality Eppan. The best known are in Eppan Berg, with the well known Schulhaus, and along the wine route to Kaltern. They are 70% of the white varieties Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot Gris ) Chardonnay, Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Gewurztraminer, as well as in peripheral locations Riesling and planted. The most important red wine variety is followed by Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), as well as those cultivated in warm locations outside of Appiano Lagrein. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Great attention is paid to the right location per variety, a targeted yield reduction, and optimal maturity of the grapes.
The wines are differentiated according to layers and grape varieties pressed and matured depending on the type of wine in stainless steel tanks, in traditional oak barrels or in French oak barrels. The large product range is divided into the three lines Sanct Valentin (Spitzengewächse), Selection (Layer Wines) and Classic (Traditional typical of the variety broken wines). The flagship of the house is the white wine Cuvée "Appius" (Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc) from applications with a maximum of 35 hl / ha. The wine is aged for 12 months in barrique tonneau and three years on the in steel tank. The annual production amounts to 2.5 million bottles, which is 70% in Italy and 30% abroad. In total, around 35 countries are supplied worldwide.