Our areas distinguishes themselves through a natural diversity of exposures. On different altitudes (300 to 700 metres above sea level), and soil compositions each grape variety is able to find its perfect site.
The hills from the last Ice Age contains numerous types of rocks: porphyry, clay, sand, loess, moraine residues and dolomite rocks dropped from Gantkofel, a vertical scarp towering behind St. Pauls. The grapes pick up on the elements contained in these different soils and pass them on to the wines. These turn out very fruity, succulent, full of strength. The vigorous sun provides for perfectly ripened fruits, the cool fall winds from the mountains cause substantial temperature fluctuations during the maturation period that help to maintain the acidity. This results in high quality grapes that are picked by hand, according to old tradition – the best prerequisite for excellent quality.