The estate is located in the municipality of Siebeneich near Terlan in the Adige Valley (province of Bozen) in the Italian wine-growing sector South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). Archaeological finds of charred wine kernels and wine-making equipment such as vine knives and bronze vessels from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC attest to a wine culture that is thousands of years old. Kornell's origins go back to the 13th century. A sight is the historical 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 Kornell residence was acquired by Leonhard Brigl in 1927. Friedrich Brigl founded the "Brigl'sche Eigenbaukellerei" in 1950. Florian Brigl has been running the business since 2001, and Marco Chistè is the cellar master.
The vineyards cover 11.5 hectares owned by the owner and 3.5 hectares in lease in the three municipalities of Siebeneich, Eppan Berg and Gries bei Bozen at 270 to 550 meters above sea level. They are planted with the white varieties Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, as well as with the red varieties Lagrein, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. After controlled steel tank fermentation, the red wines are aged for 14 to 18 months in French barriques or in traditional large oak barrels. Before marketing, they ripen on the bottle for almost ten months. The premium wines include STAVES Merlot Riserva (18 months in 30% new barriques) and COSMAS Sauvignon Blanc (8 months on the lees, aged in stainless steel). Around 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of Free wine growers in South Tyrol