Award-winning Italian Wines
Exposed to unimaginable beauty, surrounded by lush valleys and hills, Kellerei Bozen is a cooperative winery located in the charming Tyrolean capital, Bolzano. The estate is wrapped in a bronze-coloured structure of perforated aluminum sheet, scored with veins in a stylized vine leaf pattern – clearly visible from a distance. Around 350 hectares of vineyards are cultivated every year, giving rise to award-winning Italian wines.
More Than 200 Families to Take Care of the Winery
Kellerei Bozen was established in 2001 when two ancient wineries, the Gries Winery (1908) and the St. Magdalena Winery (1930), were merged into one big cooperative – the Bozen Winery. In 2018, Michael Bradlwarter, the President, built new headquarters in Moritzing. Over the years, the winery has seen many constructive changes and innovative practices. Today, around 224 families work together in the vineyards and cellar and deliver top-class red, white, and rose wines within the Südtirol – Alto Adige DOC status.
Attention to Environment
Paying attention to environmental constraints, sustainable grape farming is carried out. A large number of whites and reds are grown together and processed in the cellar using modern techniques, along with conventional methods. The leading red grapes include Lagrein, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenmuskateller and Vernatsch. For white vines, the owner plants Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Ruländer, Gewürztraminer, Silvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau and Goldmuskateller.
Stephan Filippi, the winemaker, has introduced several state-of-the-art technologies to give rise to estate’s award-winning wines, including Lagrein Riserva Taber. He stores the wines in barrels and barriques for 12 months for ageing and to provide them with a subtle wood essence.