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A brief history

The gothic castle is situated on a gentle hillside in the heart of a estate of outstanding natural beauty.
It is not by chance that our ancestors chose this place: the high quality soils and the favourable position provide the prerequisites for a high-quality viticulture and a wonderful estate.
The gently exposed areas to the east and to the south at the foot of the mountains lie between 450 and 550m above sea level.
The hillside location permits strong temperature fluctuations between day and night; this, together with the soil structure of lime gravel and porphyry weathering soil provide the perfect conditions for high-quality viticulture.
The 13 hectare estate is located directly around the castle with 10 hectares of vineyards. Wine has been cultivated here by the counts Khuen-Belasi since 1640.
Today, the company is run by Johannes and Maria Khuen-Belasi and their family.
Until 1930, the estate had its own winery, then it acted as a supplier of a significant local cooperative. In the year 2012 was the decision to reinstate the winery and in 2014 the first vintage of the new Englar wine was bottled.
Englar wines are made exclusively with grapes from these very vineyards and are processed and bottled directly on the estate.

Our goal is excellent wines; and these require the balanced growth of grapevines in a healthy environment, with the right grape varieties matched the soil texture and microclimate and the right choice of trellising. We attach great importance to natural methods of grape cultivation and employ careful methods to achieve the distinctive character of each type of wine we produce. We have consciously worked to reduce the yield per hectare of grapes in order to ensure the harvest of high-quality grapes.

The new cellar - a project that becomes reality
Our family’s dream of building a new cellar began many years ago. We wanted a place which could welcome perfectly the result of one year of work in the fields, in the vineyards, in vines. In 2017 we started building the new cellar and where able to finish it in 2018.
One of the objectives of the new building was exactly the quality improvement of the production chain, which has a fundamental role in making high quality wines.
The new winery is now situated in the middle of the vineyard. Like this, the grapes reach the winery just minutes after being harvested.
The technical equipment is state-of-the-art and has a current capacity of 100,000 bottles a year.
For ageing, the young wines pass to the Barrique cellar. It is situated lower on the hill in the underground to keeps optimal temperatures.
Here our wines mature between 8 and 15 months.

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Johannes Count Khuen-Belasi Via Pigeno 42
Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige


Castel Englar Winery Wines

Featured Wines

Castel Englar Winery Pinot Blanc BERG Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WineryPinot Blanc BERG

Our Pinot Blanc BERG is a wonderful all-rounder, fresh and invigorating with a delicate fragrance; a delicate summer wine with charm. The Pinot Blanc is the typical and most important white wine in our region.

Castel Englar Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WinerySauvignon Blanc

Due to its aromatic note, the popularity of Sauvignon Blanc is growing. The airy sites of our vineyard produce a filigree wine.

Castel Englar Winery Gewürztraminer, Orange Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WineryGewürztraminer, Orange

The Orange is the powerful variant of our Gewürztraminer. It smells beguilingly of tropical fruits with a hint of oriental spice. The pink berry skins are reflected in the wine.

Castel Englar Winery Pinot Noir Riserva Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WineryPinot Noir Riserva

A grandiose wine that matches its famous model from Burgundy. The 15-month ageing in small oak barrels on the lees and the long bottle ageing give our Pinot Noir Riserva a smooth and creamy body with harmonious length.

Castel Englar Winery Chardonnay Riserva Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WineryChardonnay Riserva

The old vineyards of this variety are located in our warmest position. The fullness and power of this wine is revealed when it is matured in large oak barrels. Our Chardonnay is powerful with a fine creamy structure and has the potential for special longevity.

Castel Englar Winery Pinot Noir Classic Bottle Preview
Castel Englar WineryPinot Noir Classic

The red leading variety of our vinery brings excellent results on the chalky soils and the cool location. The Pinot Noir Classic is a round and harmonious wine, easy to drink with fine aromas.