Our Locations 

Every variety has its own location. And every location its variety. 

To make great wines, the winegrower must ensure there’s an ideal interplay between the existing climate, the soil conditions and the varieties of grape grown. In our case the Brixen valley basin with its cool temperatures and light moraine soils provides excellent conditions for the Kerner, Sylvaner, Riesling and Grüner Velliner grape varieties. The result is fresh, fruity white wines.

Much further south, in Bozen, it is warm and the grapes are grown in porphyry soils. These conditions are particularly suitable for Lagrein, but also for Vernatsch grapes. And our Blauburgunder grapes thrive in Girlan, with its predominance of meagre gravelly soil and loamy soil.

Great wines result from establishing which variety of grape likes which climate and which soil.
Cellarer Celestino Lucin

For over 2,000 years grapes have thrived on the protected slopes of Eisacktal at heights of 600 to 900 metres in gravelly moraine soils formed by Ice Age glaciers.
These soils composed of quartz phyllite, slate, granite and dolomite give the wines a pronounced minerality, while the interplay with the cool climate produces intensive fruit aromas and spicy acidity.

The combination of light moraine soils and harsh climatic conditions is ideal for our white wine grapes: Sylvaner, Kerner, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Müller Thurgau, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.

Because the conditions in cool Eisacktal are too harsh for red wine grape varieties, Neustift acquired vineyards in Bozen long ago in 1623. 
Here the conditions are ideal. Bozen is one of the hottest towns in Italy, as warm winds from the south heat up the valley basin very quickly. The constant sun also soon warms the porphyry weathered soils. 

This is all perfect for the creation of a powerful juicy Lagrein wine with spicy aromas. The distinctive St. Magdalener wine, on the other hand, originates from the moraine hills north of Bozen. The warm days and cool nights in particular make the wine fruity and light. 

The most recent addition to Neustift’s wine production locations was the Marklhof in Girlan south of Bozen on the Überetscher Plateau, which was acquired in 1938. Marklhof’s vineyards are in a sunny, slightly north-facing location.

At a height of 350 to 420 metres there is a predominance of meagre, gravelly and loamy soils formed by glaciers on a bedrock of porphyry, ideal conditions for wines with character, structure and grippy tannin. It is thus also where the Blauburgunder, Vernatsch and Rosenmuskateller varieties thrive.

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