The estate is located in the municipality of Magreid on the wine route (Magrè sulla Strada del Vino) in the Italian wine sector South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The origins of the traditional family business dates back to 1823 when Johann Lageder founded a wine trade in Bolzano. The great-grandson of the founder Alois Lageder III. bought the Ansitz Löwengang winery in Margreid in 1934. Today the estate is managed by Alois Lagleder and Alois Clemens Lageder in the 5th and 6th generation. Connected is "Vinera Paradeis", where you can taste and buy wines as well as dine. The kitchen of the certified organic restaurant offers dishes made from organic, regional and seasonal products. Alois Lageder works closely with around 90 winegrower partners from all over South Tyrol and maintains partnerships with local farmers who supply vegetables and fruit for the restaurant. In the autumn and winter months, cows from a cheese partner graze in the vineyards of Alois Lageder, where due to the mild climate they find enough feed even in the cold season.
The family-owned vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards, those of the winemaking partners about 110 hectares. They are made with the white varieties Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer. Müller-Thurgau. Manzoni Bianco and Moscato Giallo ( Goldmuskateller ), as well as with the red wine varieties Lagrein, Vernatsch ( Schiava Grossa ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Tannat planted. A specialty are in composite rate French grape varieties grown Petit Manseng. Roussanne. Marsanne. Chenin Blanc and Viognier, From this, the white wine blend "Casòn Bianco" is pressed.
It will Biodynamic viticulture according to the certified rules of the organic association DEMETER practiced. These include doing without chemical-synthetic ones Pesticides. pesticides and mineral fertilizers. Instead, the use of preparations and homeopathic teas as aids and the biodiversity (Biodiversity) through sowing, shrubs and plants, animals and fertilizing with compost promoted.
In the newly built cellar with the latest technology with a 17 meter deep, round "wine tower", the grapes are pressed as naturally as possible and by using gravity as gently as possible. The musts become part spontaneous fermented. Depending on the type of wine, they are in steel tanks, large wooden barrels or in expanded. They are produced in the categories classic grape varieties, compositions, masterpieces (from the best locations) and comets. The “comets” in limited quantities result from experiments. Each individual bottle is individual because a white comet's tail is painted on the black label with your finger. The company's premium wines include LÖWENGANG Chardonnay and COR RÖMIGBERG Cabernet Sauvignon.