The cooperative winery is located in the South Tyrolean capital of Bolzano, in the Italian region of Trentino-South Ty
- Alto Adige). It was founded in 2001 through the merger of the Gries Winery (founded in 1908) and the St. Magdalena Winery (founded in 1930). Klaus Sparer is the managing director, Stephan Filippi is the cellar master. The 220 members have 350 hectares of vineyards in the steep slopes around St. Magdalena on the northern edge of the town and in the alluvial Lagrein area in the southern part of the town of Gries. The farms are located between 200 and 800 metres above sea level
The white wine varieties Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Ruländer, Gewürztraminer, Silvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau and Goldmuskateller, as well as the red wine varieties Lagrein (60 ha), Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenmuskateller and Vernatsch are cultivated and processed. The traditional South Tyrolean pergola method of
cultivation is almost exclusively reserved for the Vernatsch grape variety; all other varieties are increasingly cultivated on wire frames (trellis).
Management is carried out according to environmentally friendly guidelines with calm, balanced growth of the vines, moderate harvests and solid care of the vines by all members. With the expert support of the South Tyrolean Advisory Council for Fruit Growing and Viticulture, integrated p
est management is implemented in the Bolzano winery. The grapes are paid for according to the quality principle - the higher the quality of the grapes delivered, the higher the price per kilogram
Vinification is carried out according to the principle of the Bolzano Winery, "that the origin of wine quality lies in the vineyard and the cellar management can only build on this and complete the product"
. The diverse product range includes three lines with basic, selection and Riserva quality. Wines from the DOC areas Eisacktaler
, St. Magdalener
and Südtiroler are produced. The premium wines include Lagrein Riserva "Taber", Lagrein Riserva "Prestige", Cabernet Riserva "Mumelter", Merlot Riserva "Siebeneich", Pinot Nero "Riserva", Gewürztraminer "Kleinstein", Pinot Blanc "Dellago" and Sauvignon "Mock". Around three million bottles of wine are bottled annually