Heiner 's winery . is located just a few minutes' walk from Bozner's old town at Heinrichshof in Bozen-Dorf.
The young winemaker describes himself as a nature -loving career changer and tries to break new ground. The farm is managed sustainably and almost exclusively by hand.
The two autochthonous grape varieties Vernatsch and Lagrein as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Goldmuskateller are cultivated. In addition, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon are sourced from higher altitudes.
There is as little intervention as possible in the cellar, and wines with a special character are produced using natural methods (sometimes spontaneous fermentation and long mash contact times ) .
"My ultimate goal is to produce natural and honest wines, the wines should reflect the grape variety and, above all, the vintage. "
Up to 68% slope gradient.
The vines grow at Heinrichshof on a steep slope with a slope of approx. 50-68% towards the southwest. Due to the slightly western orientation, the sun's rays only reach the slope a little later in the morning and thus ensure a varied cool and warm daytime climate. In addition, the steep slope causes more solar radiation and at the same time faster drying on rainy days, which is particularly advantageous in the ripening phase (fewer diseases and less rot on the berries). The vines are grown on small terraces with the traditional Pergola and Guyot training and are almost exclusively cultivated by hand. The upper layer of the soil consists of loose and easily heatable weathered rock with a high proportion of clay. In the deeper layers there is a very compact and massive quartz rock, which can also be seen in the wine cellar. The high mineral content of this rock gives the wine complexity and longevity.
Treating the soil with respect.
This vineyard is located in one of the typical Lagrein locations in the Talfer river basin, a few 100 meters from Heinrichshof. The old vines grow on a traditional and spacious double pergola system and are almost exclusively cultivated by hand. The soil here is a nutrient-rich alluvial bank of the Talfer with a deep Bolzano quartz porphyry as the bedrock. This vineyard was planted in 1939, so the vines are over 80 years old. This special location with such old and deep-rooted vines produces an incredible wine quality.
Vines up to 80 years old.