The Ebnerhof, which has been the property of the Plattner family since 1982, is situated on the sunny southern slope of the Bolzano basin, at the head of the Isarco valley, between 400 and 500 m a.s.l.
Ours is a family-operated business and since 1990 we have cultivated a vineyard of 3 hectares, in accordance with organic farming directives. We have been recognised as a "Bioland" company since 1993. We are inspected and certified annually by the organ of control recognised by the EU, AbCert-Esslingen.
Our vineyards are located in an isolated and peaceful hillside area, with land that ranges from rolling hills to steep slopes.
We grow Sauvignon blanc, Schiava, Pinot nero, Malvasia, Merlot and Lagrein grapes, as well as the Regent variety, which has a strong resistance to fungal infections.
Our most important variety is the Schiava grape, which is used to produce the famous South Tyrol "Santa Maddalena", a classical wine.
Bio-diversity is maintained in the vineyard by sowing various species of herbs and plants, such as mallow, Hydrophyllaceae, various types of clover and other leguminous plants. Life in the terrain and useful organisms are thus favoured.
Through careful defoliation and reduction of the quantity of grapes, we favour the health of grapes in the vineyard in a natural way.
So our wines become a guarantee of quality and natural methods.
In 1996 we began vinifying and selling our grapes independently. Our wine cellar on the farm was also completed in 2005.
We take special care in implementing precise processing of the fruit in our new wine cellar. When the grapes are harvested, they are placed in small crates, which are then unloaded into the winepress and destalking machine. The resulting must is drained into the fermentation vats or the hand operated winepress.
Our wines are refined partially in steel casks (Sauvignon, Malvasia), partially in large wooden casks (Santa Maddalena) and in barriques (Pinot nero, Merlot and Regent).
In order to preserve the natural characteristics of our grapes in the wine, we work in harmony with our motto "a little, well done".