The estate is located in the municipality of Siebeneich in Terlano in the Adige Valley (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). Archaeological finds of charred wine and vineyards such as vine knives and bronze vessels from the 5th to the 3rd century BC testify to a millennia-old wine culture. The origin of Kornell dates back to the 13th century. One attraction is the historic cellar with an old one Torggel
(Tree press) from the 17th century. The traditional Brigl family has been active in the cellar industry since the 16th century. The Ansitz Kornell was acquired by Leonhard Brigl in 1927. Friedrich Brigl founded the "Briglsche Eigenbaukellerei" in 1950. Since 2001, Florian Brigl has been running the business, with Marco Chistè as cellar master.
The vineyards cover 11.5 hectares in own possession and 3.5 hectares in lease in the three municipalities of Siebeneich, Eppan Berg and Gries near Bolzano at 270 to 550 meters above sea level. They are planted with the white varieties Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, and with the red varieties Lagrein, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The red wines are aged for 14 to 18 months in French oak barrels or in traditional large oak barrels after controlled steel fermentation. Before marketing, they ripen again for almost ten months on the bottle. The premium wines include STAVES Merlot Riserva (18 months in 30% new barrels) and COSMAS Sauvignon Blanc (8 months on the lees, aged in stainless steel). Every year around 100,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of Free winegrowers South Tyrol