In 2013 we created a vineyard above our well known deli service station in Schabs near Brixen. And a pretty steep one it is! Our search for the right grape variety led us to choose Riesling. It is typical of this area in the Eisack Valley and ideally suited to the extremely steep site with its sandy soils and the alternation of hot days and cool nights which is so important for this wine.
70 % slope
When we took the decision to use the slope for wine growing, we realised that the vineyard would be one of the most northerly in the whole of Italy. And with a 70 % slope, it is so steep that much of the work in the vineyard has to be done by hand – no easy task for newcomers to wine growing like us! But it has worked: On 9,000 sq.m. of land we now have 7,300 heathy vines, which supply us with the grapes we need to make our Julian.
Made with love
We have been making our own Riesling since 2016: an elegant, fresh wine with delicate mineral notes. It has the colours, aromas and taste of our region – and a special name on the label: that of our son. Our Riesling Julian is a fine, light companion to a wide range of dishes. We hope you will feel the love and passion with which our wine is made.