Rebels with a Cause

In the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley, 18 small farm wineries have made their ideas about making wine a reality.

  • September 2015

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Rebels with a Cause

In the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley, 18 small farm wineries have made their ideas about making wine a reality.

Manni Nössing is one of 18 rebel winegrowers in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley who no longer deliver their grapes to the winery, but rather produce their own wine. How individual passion has helped a whole white-wine area make a name for itself.

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Some years ago now, 18 winegrowers from the Valle Isarco Valley began making wine their own way. The idea has evolved into a success story: every man for himself, and all wineries have jointly produced excellent white wines, which have provenance and character.

Manni Nössing, a winemaker from Bressanone/Brixen, enlivens the South Tyrolean wine scene with snappy sayings. At the same time he makes peerless wines. His five white wines, Sylvaner, Kerner, Veltliner, Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau, have already won many awards. His Kerner is particularly successful. In Italy, Nössing has been known for years as Mr. Kerner. Winemakers, wine experts and visionaries meet regularly in Nössing’s tasting room at Hoandlhof in order to exchange points of view: “That’s how Alto Adige’s wine culture has come into being.”

Manni Nössing is someone who makes wines according to his beliefs, and does not deviate from his chosen path: “We need a breath of fresh air in South Tyrol.” So he traveled the world in order to learn about other wine regions, and came to the conclusion that his wines are truly outstanding.

Text: Gabriele Crepaz
Translation: Gareth Norbury
Video: Andreas Pichler

Farm Wineries in the Valle Isarco Valley

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Cantina Valle Isarco Winery Loc. Coste, 50, 39043 Chiusa +39 0472 847 553

Novacella Abbey Winery Via Abbazia, 1, 39040 Varna +39 0472 836 189

Hemberg Farm Winery - Klaus Lentsch Via Castel Monteriva 18A, 39057 Appiano +39 0471 967 263

Loacker Schwarzhof Farm Winery - Hayo and Franz Josef Loacker Santa Giustina 3, 39100 Bolzano +39 0471 365 125

Markus Prackwieser - Gumphof Farm Winery Novale di Presule, 8, 39050 Fie allo Sciliar +39 0471 601 190

Alois Ochsenreiter - Obermairl Farm Winery Coste, 39043 Chiusa +39 0471 889 097

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