The Unterortl Winery is located just below Juval Castle. Reinhold Messner as the owner and Gisela & Martin Aurich as the tenants have worked to develop the vineyard for almost twenty years. With a combination of vision and pragmatism, they have been able to establish a small but very special winery whose products are an expression of the unique terroir of Juval Hill. A variety of grapes are grown on seven hectares of land as well as fruit for the distillery.
The vineyard occupies a protected position on a slope facing south-south east with a vertical rise of almost 250 metres. The residual granite soil, which warms up quickly on the steep slope, overlies gneiss rock. Together with the exposition, that produces a unique microclimate with high daytime temperatures, cool nights and continuously circulating air.
The vineyards have been laid out according to the principles of modern viniculture and planted to a density of 8000 vines per hectare so as to obtain high-grade wines at consistent levels of quality.
The wines and spirits are sold in the winery shop in Juval and are available from leading wine stores. Guided tours of the winery are available for groups of at least six persons.
I - 39025 Naturns (BZ)
Tel. +39 0473 667580 - Fax. +39 0473 672745