"As ambassadors of culture and nature, this is how we see ourselves: farmers and winemakers."
Weingut Pranzegg is a small family winery located in the town of Bozen in Alto Adige (or SüdTirol), just 50 km south of the Austrian border.
Pranzegg is arguably the most free-spirited and progressive winery in South Tyrol. Under the exceptional winemaker Martin Gojer, this mini-boutique cellar produces wines of a different dimension.
In the steep vineyards surrounding the Bolzano basin, the vines grow on clayey sand of volcanic origin, as well as deposits of porphyry, basalt, and granite.
With only 4 hectares under cultivation, Martin Gojer's unique wines are highly sought after. In comparison to typical wines from the region, his products are quite different: natural, exciting, wild, and yet fine and delicate.
All the wines are made with must fermentation, which gives them a fine tannin structure that defines their DNA.
Old vines of native grape varieties such as Schiava, Lagrein, and Gewürztraminer, hand-harvested grapes, spontaneous fermentation, extended contact with the lees, no fining or filtration, minimal doses of sulfur, and a lot of patience and determination are the steps from grape to wine.
The winery has been in the hands of the Gojer family for three generations. Martin and Marion Gojer took over the estate in 2008 and immediately started the conversion to biodynamic agriculture. Everything is done by hand here, and for Martin and Marion, the most important thing is to create "alive wines" that can express a sense of place.
They work with grape varieties that have a long history in Alto Adige.