Wine region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Area: Naturno (Bolzano)
Square: 12 He
Quantity: 90 000 bottles
Owner: Franz Pratzner
Agronomist: Franz Pratzner
Wine type: white, red
Grape: Pinot Noir, Riesling
The Falkenstein vineyard is a family-run winery located on the slopes of Sonnenburg Mountain in Nuturno. It all started in 1989 when Franz Pratzner and his wife Bernadette decided to convert their passion to wine into their profession. Today, family traditions of winemaking are carried forward by the founders and their two daughters Magdalena and Michaela.
Work at the Falkenstein winery is mostly done manually by Franz and his wife, with very minimal use of machinery. A specially designed wine cellar was created in 2003 where all wine is made now and which aims to reflect the bond and strong connection between the old and the new that the owners of the winery believe in.
The grapes cultivated are mainly white: Riesling, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon, and only Pinot Noir for the red. Riesling is one of the most renown in Italy with a multitude of recognitions and awards received.
To learn more about Falkenstein please visit the winery website.