A conversation with the winemaker, in the height of the hot summer
My approach to wine is simple: if I like it then I feel satisfied, if you like it too that makes me happy. Very much so! Quality is very important and I have excellent advisors and collaborators, like my father Johann whose experience permeates the work.
Ansitz Rynnhof G
Südtirol-Alto Adige Gewürztraminer DOC
“My golden yellow tells 1,001 stories of the flavours of the Orient – and yet I am unmistakably from here. I have character and a beautiful depth.”
Ansitz Rynnhof L
Südtirol-Alto Adige Lagrein DOC
“Born in the soil of South Tyrol, my colour is unique, my texture velvety, my aroma unmistakable. I am the key to understanding this land.”
“Young, fresh and carefree – that’s me. I dance on your tongue and tempt you with my beautiful colour. I am the summer in your glass!”
“I love life and pleasure, I am always by your side, a faithful friend, always sincere and with a delicate taste. My red enhances your mood.”
Ansitz Rynnhof V
Südtirol-Alto Adige Schiava DOC
“My magic: I am a child of this land and yet a wine in step with the times. I am light and merry, delicate and fine. I enliven your mind and caress your palate!”
Ansitz Rynnhof W
Südtirol-Alto Adige Pinot Blanc DOC
“Light and refined, full of style and grace, that’s how I like to show myself. Elegance on all occasions is my motto, aromatic but also fresh, fruity and cheerful.”
How I came to wine
Like many young people in South Tyrol, I moved away to study. A few years later I returned home with a master’s degree in agricultural science, and it was almost inevitable that I became involved in research. For several years I worked on insect pests in wine growing and I am still very interested in ecological plant protection.
We have always made wine at the Rynnhof. Most of our grapes went to the cooperative, and as if often the case in this area we produced a little wine for ourselves.
In 2011, we decided as a family to go one step further. My father began making organic wine, while I trained as a sommelier. Then in 2015 I gave up my research to become an organic winemaker. For me organic wine production is the only option, after all, I spend a lot of time working in the vineyard.
In 2018 we launched the first certified organic Rynnhof wine.
We focus on the four main varieties that are best suited to us and to the region: for the white wines we have an aromatic Traminer and a Pinot Blanc, while for the reds we have Lagrein and Schiava. In addition, depending on the vintage, there are cuvées or a rosé wine.
In wine growing, no two years are the same. I look forward to each new harvest with great trepidation and intense anticipation and I am always happy to bestow my expertise and care on the grapes as they make their journey to the glass. I like the idea of sharing our story with other people through our wines.