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A brief history

For over 50 years we have been continuing on the dream of our grandfather, Hans, in producing our own wine.

Founded in 1956, Hans’ focus was selling open wines from the winery to Switzerland. In the 1980’s, his son Toni changed over to marketing bottled wines, and since 2001 he has been supported by his grandson Hannes. Not only have the grapes from the family’s 10 hectares been processed from the onset, but also that of 50 regional grape growers as well. This close cooperation has extended for generations and is essentially responsible for the excellent quality of the wines.

We have been consciously committed to the varietal character of the particular wines with a clear focus on the Bolzano varieties Lagrein and St. Magdalener.
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Established in 1956

Via Sarentino 1a
Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
39100

www.rottensteiner.wine

info@rottensteiner.wine

+390471282015

Meet The Winemakers

  • Hannes Rottensteiner

    Hannes is representing the 3rd generation of the wine making family Rottensteiner, that since more than 500 years is correlated to viticulture.

    Hannes studied enology in San Michele (Italy) and Geisenheim (Germany). After an intensive stage at the San Michele Appiano winery he started working together with his father in our cellar from 2001 on.

    "I love monovarietal wines and concentrate much on the particularity of every single variety.", that’s his philosophy in wine making.
    Hannes particularly likes the traditional varieties of Alto Adige – Pinot Bianco, Schiava, Lagrein – that mean to him heritage and modernity at the same time.

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Hans Rottensteiner Wines

Featured Wines

Hans Rottensteiner Pinot Blanc / Weißburgunder Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerPinot Blanc / Weißburgunder

The Pinot Blanc arrived in South Tyrol ca. 150 years ago, together with the other Pinot varieties. Only the Pinot Blanc had great success since the beginning and has become the most important white wine variety of the region.

Hans Rottensteiner Sylvaner Valle d'Isarco / Eisacktaler Sylvaner Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerSylvaner Valle d'Isarco / Eisacktaler Sylvaner

150 years ago, Archduke Johann of Austria brought this variety to South Tyrol. Today the Isarco Valley is one of the best white wine regions in Italy.

Hans Rottensteiner S. Maddalena Classico Vigna Premstallerhof Select / St. Magdalener Classico Vigna Premstallerhof Select Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerS. Maddalena Classico Vigna Premstallerhof Select / St. Magdalener Classico Vigna Premstallerhof Select

“To produce an absolutely outstanding Santa Maddalena from the grapes of the Premstallerhof estate, working in perfect harmony with nature,” this was Gertrud Vogel’s dream when at the beginning of the new millennium she decided to personally take charge of the family estate in Santa Maddalena. And this is also the objective that enologist Hannes Rottensteiner set for himself. The outcome? A selection of Santa Maddalena grown in the Premstallerhof estate’s best areas which seduces with its diversity, concentration, and complexity.

Hans Rottensteiner S. Maddalena Classico Vigna Premstallerhof / St. Magdalener Classico Vigna Premstallerhof Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerS. Maddalena Classico Vigna Premstallerhof / St. Magdalener Classico Vigna Premstallerhof

The St. Magdalener is one of the most famous wines of South Tyrol. Traditionally, the two varieties Schiava and Lagrein are planted together in the same vineyard.

Hans Rottensteiner S. Maddalena Classico / St. Magdalener Classico Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerS. Maddalena Classico / St. Magdalener Classico

Santa Maddalena maybe is the best area for wine in the entire South Tyrol. In 1941, the St. Magdalener was nominated – together with Barbaresco and Barolo – as one of the three wines of Italy. Schiava grapes, together with 4 – 5 % of Lagrein, comprise the St. Magdalener. As this Lagrein is cultivated in the same vineyard as the Schiava grapes and they are harvested together, it can be integrated from the beginning, making for a perfect harmony.

Hans Rottensteiner Lago di Caldaro Scelto / Kalterersee Auslese Bottle Preview
Hans RottensteinerLago di Caldaro Scelto / Kalterersee Auslese

The Kalterersee Auslese is one of the best known wines of South Tyrol – and in the meantime, way better than its reputation. The times of the huge harvests are over, and the Kalterersee has become an elegant, fruity and light red. Only the best grapes can be used for the Auslese (= Selection), and strict regulation ensures its quality.