The "Cantina Terlan" winery is located in the municipality of Terlan in the Adige Valley (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing area of South Tyrol (Trentino-Alto Adige region). It was founded in 1893 by 24 winegrowers. Today the winegrowers' cooperative has 143 members who cultivate a total of 165 hectares of vineyards. The president is Georg Eyrl, the responsible cellar master is Rudi Kofler. The white wine varieties Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Lagrein, Merlot and Grauvernatsch(Schiava Grigia) are processed. The soils have a high minerality, which explains the longevity of the wines. The strictly controlled quality criteria in the vineyard are low yields with processing only healthy, fully ripe grapes.
The cellar tradition is characterised by the historical ageing in wooden barrels. A special role is also played by the "sur lie" ageing method; the wines are often left on the fine lees for years before bottling. The wines are produced as DOC South Tyrolean and Terlaner. The large product range is divided into the quality levels Tradition (varietal wines), Selection (site wines), Terlaner I Grande Cuvée and Rarities. The latter are special bottlings of matured white wines with a storage potential of at least ten years. They undergo slow fermentation in stainless steel, partial biological acid decomposition, 12 months maturation on the fine yeast in large wooden barrels and then at least ten years in steel pressure tanks without any filtration.
Premium wines are Quarz Südtiroler Terlaner Sauvignon Blanc, Nova Domus Südtiroler Terlaner Riserva and Vorberg Südtiroler Terlaner Weißburgunder Riserva. In the wine archive "Sebastian Stocker Keller" there are about 20,000 bottles of all vintages from 1955 to date; the oldest bottle dates back to the year of foundation 1893. 1.2 million bottles of wine are produced annually, 70% of which are white wines. About 30% is exported to the main markets of Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain, as well as overseas to the USA and Japan.