The estate is located in the municipality of Appiano (Appiano) on the South Tyrolean Wine Route in the Italian viticulture sector South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). The Pichler family has been growing grapes here since 1850. Self-marketing started in 1978. Today the company is run by the third generation of Josef Pichler. In addition to viticulture, fruit growing is also carried out. The vineyards cover 2.5 hectares of vineyards at 270 meters above sea level, planted with the varieties Vernatsch, Lagrein, Merlot and Chardonnay. Management was carried out close to nature. By rigorous thin out
harvest quantities are reduced, they are significantly below the DOC regulations. By selective hand picking only fully ripe, healthy grapes are processed in small boxes. After gentle stripping and gentle Press
the white wine grapes, the must is clarified and temperature-controlled fermented in steel tanks and ripens for a few months on the lees, After more gentle filtration
Bottling takes place in spring. The red wine grapes go through the classic maceration
, The malolactic fermentation
partly takes place in barriques. After light filtration, the red wines are bottled in early summer. Only the Lagrein Riserva matures in a small wooden barrel for another 10 to 15 months.