The winery is located in the municipality of Kaltern (Kaltern village centre location) in the Italian wine-growing region of South Tyrol
region). The traditional winery was founded in 1731 and has been in family ownership for 14 generations. Today it is managed by Peter and Stephan Sölva, with Christian Bellutti as cellar master. The vineyards cover an area of 12 hectares, which are planted with the red wine varieties Vernatsch, Lagrein, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as the white wine varieties Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. At the winery it has always been an important goal to keep the origin and character of the soils and the family's signature in the vinification process
The product range includes wines of the DOC area with the subareas Kalterersee
. The wines are marketed in three different lines. These are under the old family name "AMISTAR" (Selection - handwriting of the family), "DE SILVA" (Old Vines - handwriting of the soil) and the "Classics of South Tyrol" from the autochthonous varieties. Every year 80,000 to 100,000 bottles of wine are produced. Half of them stay in Italy and the other half goes to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the USA and Sweden. Grappas and brandies are also produced in the in-house distillery. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' association "Konsortium Südtiroler Wein", of the "Weingütern Südtirols" and of "Wein Kaltern".