Cantina Girlan, State-of-the-Art Winemaking
Cantina Girlan was founded in 1923 in an ancient farm from the 16th century. It started when 23 winegrowers came together and laid the foundation stones of what was later to become the winery you see today. The walls, steeped in ancient tradition, and the labyrinthine corridors of the cellar harbour the secrets of state-of-the-art winemaking technology and hold the ideal conditions for ageing our wines.
Cantina Girlan, High Commitment and Passion is Key to Success
In present day, about 200 highly committed and motivated vine growers and their families farm an area covering about 215 hectares of vineyards in the best production areas of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina. The company are in constant contact with the winegrowers and assist the farmers to produce best grapes. This working relation ensures highest quality wines are produced in the winery every year. The e grapes used by the winery are Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Vernatsch, Lagrein, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Müller Thurgau and Pinot Grigio. The grapes, entirely hand-harvested, are received according to a precise harvest calendar and gently processed according to their quality, variety and origin. Cantina Girlan produces three distinct wine lines Selezioni, Vigneti and Classici. They are classified DOC Alto Aldige.
A History of the Winery Dating Back to the 1000s
The area has been mentioned in historical documents dating back to 1085 as a wine making area and Cantina Girlan has taken it in their mission to continue the long winemaking tradition. You should absolutely visit the winery if you are traveling in the region to see a harmonious working relation between all the concerned parties.