The estate is located in the municipality of St. Justina above the municipality of Bolzano in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). The company was founded in 1979 by the South Tyrolean wine-growing pioneer Rainer Loacker by purchasing the mentioned in 1334 mentioned Schwarzhof. Today he is led by his sons Hayo and Franz Josef Loacker in the second generation. The family also owns two wineries in the Tuscany
named Loacker Corte Pavone in Montalcino and Loacker Valdifalco
in the Maremma
, and since 2009 another in the Styria
(Austria). All will be according to the rules of Biodynamic viticulture
operated on the Schwarzhof in 1979, the first organic wine of Northern Italy was pressed.
The vineyards of all locations in Italy and Austria comprise a total of 50 hectares of vineyards. In South Tyrol, these are seven hectares on loess soil with glaciers, which are planted with the red varieties Lagrein, Vernatsch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Nero, and with the white varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Kerner and Pinot Grigio. The management is carried out here since 2000 according to biodynamic rules. In cold, heat, rain or stress periods, the vine is supported in the form of natural homeopathic substances. The soil, the growth and the resistance
Fungal attack is controlled by effective microorganisms.
The selected grapes for the white wines are gently pressed. The fermentation takes place in steel tanks and partly also in oak barrels, after which the wines store for three to ten months with aroma-forming on the , The selected grapes for the red wines are combed in principle and go through in steel tanks or in oak barrels maceration
, For better color and complexity is a constant overpumping
(Remontage, délestage). After malolactic fermentation, the wines are aged in large oak barrels or barriques. There is no beautiful
, Selected red wines with long maturation in barriques will experience no or less filtration
The product range includes the DOC wines St. Magdalener
. South Tyrol
, as well as various IGT wines. Premium wines are the red wine "Kastlet Cabernet Lagrein" (oak barrels, barrique) and the white wine Tasnim Sauvignon Blanc (steel tank). Every year, around 70,000 bottles of wine are bottled. Important export countries are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Russia, Hong Kong, USA and Japan. The winery is a member of Free winegrowers South Tyrol
, TAV Tirolensis ars Vini and Vintesa.