Stachlburg

Region: Sudtirol, Northeast Italy. 

Stachlburg was founded in 1990 by Baron Sigmund von Kripp who still runs it.  His family had always been growing grapes for many generations in Gries and Andrian near Bolzano. The castle in Parcines where the wine is made has been in the family since 1547.  It’s from back then that the name Stachlburg originates, when their relative Georg Stachl was ennobled with the title of Von Stachlburg.

The Stachlburg motto is “quality does not come only from the cellar but is born in the vineyard.”  In 1998 the winery became fully organic and is focused on growing grapes as naturally as possible, keeping yields low and using minimal amounts of sulfites.  Barons Sigmund aims to create wines with their distinct personality each vintage. 

Stachlburg has 7 ha of vines divided between sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, pinot blanc, chardonnay, regent, merlot, lagrein and gewurtztraminer.  The oldest vines are from 1990. Their Sauvignon Blanc vines were initially planted in 1992 and now have an average age of 15 years.

Some of their grapes are grown in Parcines while their sauvignon blanc comes from the vineyard of Andrian right in the middle of the Terlaner denomination. This drier, chalky and porphyry rich terroir is known for its mineral and expressive Sauvignon Blanc wines.

Accolades

Recognized by the Slow Wine guide for its Pinot Nero and Sauvignon Blanc. 

The company is part of the Independent Winemaker Association of Sudtirol and a proud member of Bioland.

Wines from this producer:

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Sudtirol Terlaner DOC