Tenuta J. Hofstätter
Winery Tenuta J. Hofstätter - Top winery from South Tyrol
The Tenuta J. Hofstätter winery is one of the most renowned family wineries in South Tyrol and a pioneer of site wines. In 1907 Joseph Hofstätter founded the winery in Tramin, today it is successfully managed in the fourth generation by Martin Foradori Hofstätter. About 50 hectares of own vineyards on selected slopes and steep slopes, one of the largest family-run wineries in South Tyrol and the only one with vineyards in the west and east of the South Tyrolean lowlands up to southern Trentino, at an altitude of 250 to 850 m, with different climate zones and soils - and this is unique in the region - on both sides of the Adige, with optimal growing conditions for the individual grape varieties.
Tenuta J.Hofstätter - Local grape varieties and terroir wines along the Adige Valley
The main grape varieties cultivated are traditional, autochthonous and indigenous varieties, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Vernatsch, Lagrein. Years of experience with these grape varieties, proven and attentive viticulture, the decision was made very early for the gentle pruning of the vines, modern and caring use of the best technology in the wine cellar guarantee a consistently high level of wines. The J. Hofstätter winery has the largest areas in the region, especially for Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir.
J. Hofstätter enjoys a high reputation with his wines and is also internationally one of the most famous wineries in the region. In addition to the Classic Line from the typical South Tyrolean grape varieties, the winery J. Hofstätter vinifies the Line Selections from selected grapes both as pure wines and as white and red cuvées. The top of the wine production are the Single Vineyard wines from historical vineyards of the region.
Vigna and Riserva - J.Hofstätter as a pioneer of Single Vineyards
J.Hofstätter winery has become a pioneer of vineyard wines in South Tyrol due to his principle of individual sites, which, comparable to the "Cru" as top wines, reveal their origin from plots classified as "Vigna". Wines from these individual vineyards are terroir wines with a unique character. Soils, climatic conditions, location in which the grapes grow become a delightful taste experience.
Location obligates. These are verifiably historical sites that were planted with suitable grape varieties very early on, historical site and farm names are retained and the grapes, which are rigorously vinified separately, come from geographically precisely defined parcels. Since 1987 the winery has named the Barthenau Vigna S.Urbano Pinot Noir and the Pinot Blanc Barthenau Vigna S.Michele as Vigna in the label. Also the Kolbenhof Gewürztraminer belongs to it. The quantity of grapes from a parcel is limited and so is the quantity of wine. Three of these excellent wines are only vinified in the very best wine years.
Winery Tenuta J.Hofstätter - 5 estates and a wine tower in Tramin
The J. Hofstätter winery owns several estates, including five historic manor houses, which are typical of South Tyrol. The wines bear the names of the farms: Kolbenhof, Rechtenthaler Schlossleiten, Barthenau with Yngram, Steinraffler, Oberkerschbaum and Maso Michei. With the acquisition of Maso Michei in southern Trentino, a remarkable altitude area, the family returns to the roots of its ancestors.
In 1997, Martin Foradori Hofstätter built the new wine cellar here as a wine tower in the hills, right next to the church tower of the small town of Tramin, thus creating an interesting architectural contrast in the historic centre of the village. In 2013, innovative concrete barrels arrived in the wine cellar, an absolute novelty in wine production for South Tyrol. Thanks to their special aesthetics, they have even become one of the winery's attractions.
There is also the wine bar, Enoteca and restaurant of the J.Hofstätter family, starting point for enjoyable moments, for visits to wine cellars and vineyards.
More information about Tenuta J. Hofstätter
|Company Name:||Weingut Weinkellerei J.Hofstätter GmbH|
|City:||39040 Tramin/Termeno (BZ)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0471 860161|
|Fax:||+39 0471 860789|
|Year of Incorporation:||1907|
|Company Group:||Weingut Weinkellerei J.Hofstätter GmbH|
|Company Owner:||Martin Foradori Hofstätter|
|Managing Director:||Martin Foradori Hofstätter|
|Vineyard Area:||50 ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Südtirol, Kolbenhof, Rechtenthaler Schlossleiten, Barthenau|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Kolbenhof, Vigna S.Urbano, Vigna S.Michele, Barthenau, Yngram, Cereseto Superiore, Kolbenhof, Steinraffler, Mazon, Rechtenthaler Schlossleiten; Oberkerschbaum|