Guarantee of Quality
Our family is one of the oldest wine-growing families in South Tyrol. Our winemaking history began many generations ago, here where the vines grow on the red rock, the porphyry, typical of this region. Our surname is also the namesake of the red rock. Today, Toni, the father, and Hannes, the son, jointly conduct the affairs of the winery, supported by the women in the family. Honesty and authenticity are our most important values in private life and in our work.
This is the homestead of Toni Rottensteiner – this is where it all began with a small tavern. Today, Tony’s nephew Klaus manages the Reiterhof estate. Located at 450 meters above sea level in the hamlet of San Pietro, in the classic St. Magdalener growing region, the vineyard has a South-West exposure, and the vines are planted on loose porphyry soil. Here Schiava, Chardonnay and Pinot Nero (Pino Noir) are cultivated.
The Kristplonerhof estate is the homestead of Rosl Rottensteiner and is now run by Evi, the oldest daughter of the family. The Kristplonerhof estate is certainly one of the oldest vineyards in the Bolzano area. Mentioned in written form for the first time around 1000, the estate was once the property of the bishopric of Trento. Therefore, the area around the Kristplonerhof today is known as the Walschwinkel (Italian corner).
The Kristplonerhof estate is located in Guncina, at an elevation of 400 to 550 meters with a south-easterly exposure. The soils are fine-grained and porphyritic. The varieties Schiava, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Nero (Pino Noir) grow here.
Two special wines from our assortment derive from this estate, the Schiava Kristplonerhof and the Gewürztraminer Passito Cresta.
The Hofmannhof estate, from the 16th century, originally belonged to the Rosenthal porcelain family dynasty, and came into our family possession in the early 1970’s. This estate is the homestead of the young generation of Rottensteiners and is now run by Silvia, the youngest daughter.
The vineyard stretches over sloping hillsides, but also extends into the Grieser valley bed, at an altitude between 270 – 350 meters. The slopes with their south to south-easterly exposure and loose porphyry soils are cultivated with Schiava grapes. In the valley bottom, the deep alluvial terrain near the Talvera River offers prime conditions for the Lagrein.
Although the Premstallerhof estate is not owned by our family, the vineyard and the Swiss owners, the Vogel family, are still closely linked to the fate and affairs of the winery.
The Premstallerhof located in Santa Maddalena at 400 to 500 meters above sea level and with its approximately four hectares, is not only one of the largest, but also one of the best qualitative estates in the area.
The South-East exposure, together with the excellent topographic conditions and the loose porphyry soil, make for one of the best DOC St. Magdalener, the Premstallerhof.
Gertrud Vogel manages the estate today, applying biodynamic principles in utmost harmony with nature.
The Koefelehof estate is a new addition to our family and is managed by Hannes. From the farmstead, there is a wonderful view of the Torre Druso tower, the round sliced tower of Treuenstein Castle, which has become a bit of a symbol of the winery.
The vineyards of the estate are spread out among the municipalities of Bolzano and Caldaro. The slope sides in Bolzano, with their loose porphyry are very good for growing Schiava, while the valley bed, with predominantly sedimentary soil, is ideal for the Lagrein variety. The soils in Caldaro are very much more calcareous. Here Gewürztraminer, Pinot Biano (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris) grapes thrive.