S. Maddalena/St. Magdalena - Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano/Bozen and environs
Are you a wine connoisseur? Then we have a game for you! We’ll give you
the address of an estate winery and you tell us the grape varieties that
are planted there. Impossible, you think? Well, then let’s start with
the Steidlerhof in Bolzano. It can be found at via Santa Maddalena di
Sopra, 1. Now you’ve got it, right?
We thought so! In Santa
Maddalena above Bolzano, it’s easy to pick up two points with the types
of grape varieties. After all, the wine which has made the name of the
village renowned far beyond the borders of the province consists of
around nine tenths Schiava and a small component of Lagrein.
in its assortment on offer, it goes without saying that the Steidlerhof
– located at via Santa Maddalena di Sopra, 1, you will recall – has a
classic Santa Maddalena. But the Gasser family also brings other wines
to the market. “We make a typical Sauvignon Blanc, for example, a dry
Yellow Muscat, a full-bodied Muscaris, and a velvety Lagrein,” explains
Rudi Gasser, who runs the Steidlerhof today.
The Gasser family
has provided the historical farmhouse with a broad foundation. Growing
grapes and making wine are not the only activity. Rather, the Gassers
also operate a Buschenschank farmhouse inn and rent out vacation
apartments. Both are able to take advantage of the location of the
Steidlerhof high above Bolzano and from the view that can be enjoyed
here: of the Dolomites, of the sea of houses of the provincial capital,
and last but not least of the vineyards of Santa Maddalena.
And you know what’s growing there, right?