Wine & Eppan
Taste from here
To each region its own wine. To each wine its story. To each story the personality of its narrators.
The diversity of the wineries and their products make the wines of Eppan so special. The winegrowers' attachment to the landscape and their commitment to millennia of tradition. Situated between the Montiggl lakes and the Mendel crest, with 300 days of sunshine a year and unique terroir, Eppan, the largest wine-growing area in South Tyrol, is the region's ambassador of pleasure. Each of the wineries stands for the highest quality standards, for individual craftsmanship and for great passion - together they represent the vinified soul of the municipality of Eppan. Strong in character, close to nature and incomparable.
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The wine region of Eppan
Wine from Eppan is the protagonist of the largest wine-growing region in South Tyrol. The high quality of the products is based not least on the privileged geographical location, because in Eppan sun-drenched vineyards and the Alps, which protect against harsh winds, shake hands: located directly on the Wine Road, only 10 km southwest of Bozen, Mediterranean hill country and the Mendel crest, which defies the cold currents, create the perfect conditions for a living winegrowing tradition with a southern joie de vivre. Red, but also above all white grape varieties grow here on 941 hectares of vineyards. They benefit from the mild alpine-continental climate, the cool fall winds and the variety of sites in the Überetsch and Unterland, which form the ideal breeding ground for high-quality grapes. The chalky, well-aerated gravel soils, which were created by the erosion of the glaciers and subsequent erosion, offer the best conditions for harvesting rich grapes. Eppan is not only the largest wine-growing community in South Tyrol, but also number one in terms of Pinot Blanc, which can develop its full potential here. A total of 20 different grape varieties are cultivated in Eppan: Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau ripen on the fertile sites, as do the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, Lagrein and various varieties of Vernatsch.
In the mirror of time: enjoyment based on experience
The wine region of Eppan looks back on a long history: wine was already being cultivated here over 2000 years ago. From the 8th century onwards, it was mainly Bavarian and Swabian monasteries that ran South Tyrolean vineyards. Winegrowing finally experienced a particular boom under the Habsburg Monarchy: Riesling and Burgundy varieties found a new home in the vineyards of Eppan. Until the 1970s, the Pinot Blanc grape - today the most widespread white grape variety in Eppan - was mainly used to produce simple drinking wines, which were mainly consumed in South Tyrol. In the 1980s, a development began that helped Pinot Blanc, as well as Eppan viticulture in general, to a sustained international flight of fancy that continues to this day: the development of wines by site, the drastic reduction of yields and the introduction of modern techniques and methods led the wines of Eppan to ascend to the wine Olympus - always according to the guiding principle of quality instead of quantity. Today, the wineries are characterised by innovation and a sense of tradition: Deeply rooted but multi-faceted, just like the landscape that surrounds them.