Cantina Bolzano – Kellerei Bozen
Young and visionary. Since 2001, the year of the establishment of the Cantina Bolzano, a South Tyrolean winery based on strong traditions, we have emphasized wines of selected quality and regional character. We offer our customers a wide range of first-class, award-winning wines. Using the latest cellaring techniques, know-how, decades of experimenting in perfection and great affection for our products, our aim is to meet the highest quality standards and thus to make first-class wines that are unique and distinctive. Our passion and devotion allows us to create rich, inimitable, yet at the same time modern products whose taste always reflects their origins.
Enjoyment based on tradition
In 1908, 30 wine growers in Gries decided to form a wine cooperative. Evidently their aim – to vinify and market the indigenous South Tyrolean Lagrein grape – was quickly achieved. After the Second World War, the Gries winery successfully established itself on the German market with its Lagrein Kretzer wine. Despite the turbulence caused by the difficult years of the 1970s and 1980s, the winery managed to increase sales of its flagship Lagrein product and consolidate market share by switching the emphasis from quantity to quality.
St. Magdalena winery
In 1930, eighteen wine growers founded a winemaking cooperative in Santa Maddalena to ensure better marketing of their wines. With its leading variety – Santa Maddalena, a relatively strong wine made from Schiava grapes – the winery was highly successful until the end of the 1970s, greatly expanding its export business. In 1971, the Santa Maddalena area was confined and enhanced as part of the DOC regulation, which was a decisive change for the winery. With an incipient crisis in the wine trade, the St. Magdalena winery had to seek new ground. The steady increase in its quality, in spite of the crisis, made Santa Maddalena into a highly popular wine in South Tyrol and the German-speaking territories in general.
(Source: Kellerei Bozen Italy)