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A brief history

Vineyards on breathtakingly steep slopes from 220-900m a.s.l. - such a large difference in altitude within one municipality is unique in Europe. The low elevations are among the warmest in Alto Adige and are perfect for important red wines. On the high-altitude sites above the main village of Kurtatsch, the white varieties find ideal conditions. The wide array of elevations and soil types dictates the philosophy of the province’s southernmost cooperative: to produce distinctive wines that reflect their growing site, their terroir, in the best way possible.

A young team, since 2014 led by the winery’s president, Andreas Kofler, has oriented the winery towards sustainable management. Thanks to the 190 small-structured family farms that cultivate 190 hectares of vineyards, the best grape material for each individual location can be selected. This and the precise vinification of the individual vineyard sites create distinctive and unmistakable wines which truly reflect their place of origin. The result: fresh, mineral white wines from high locations and long-lasting red wines from warm locations. Vineyard by Vineyard. Wine by Wine.
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Established in 1900

Weinstraße 23
Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige


Meet The Team

  • Othmar Doná

    Othmar Doná has been the winemaker at Cantina Kurtatsch since 1992. After attending the “Laimburg” agricultural school, he gained experience working for an Alto Adige leading sparkling wine producer and in 1986 he started his first job at the winery St. Michael-Eppan. After a short period at Cantina Kaltern, he took over the position as Head Winemaker at Cantina Kurtatsch in 1992. He has always had a love for Bordeaux varieties and the indigenous Schiava. Several training trips to Australia, New Zealand, California and France had a decisive influence on him and his work. Othmar discovered and exploited the potential and pushed the limits of these varieties as well as of Gewürztraminer in the the town of Kurtatsch ever since. With Othmar, Cantina Kurtatsch became one of the leading wineries in Alto Adige. Othmar Doná is a member of the “Association of Winemakers”, the “Association of Alto Adige classic method sparkling wine producers” and the ONAV. During his time at Kurtatsch he was able to acclaim hundreds of national and international awards from renowned wine guides and magazines. For instance, he received more than ten times in the last years the “three glasses” of Gambero Rosso as well as scores above 95 Points for various wines.

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  • Andreas Kofler

    Andreas Kofler, President and leader of the winery, is also the youngest President of the wine cooperative in the history of Alto Adige. Andreas is a farmer, owning parcels of the Sauvignon KOFL and Pinot Grigio PENON and has been leading the young team since 2014. Andreas teaches viticulture and plant protection technology at the college for viticulture and horticulture “Laimburg”, which he attended himself. Before being elected President of the winery, he was part of the administrative board for 6 years. As a true passionate wine lover and Sommelier, he is an advocate of the idea that a good wine has to represent its Terroir, everything else is a missed chance.

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