Founded in 1823, and now directed by Alois Lageder and Alois Clemens Lageder, representing the fifth and sixth generation of family ownership, this estate sits at the foot of the stunning Dolomites in Alto Adige, Italy's northernmost wine region.
With a strong holistic corporate philosophy and a desire for agriculture that is in tune with nature, the estate cultivates all 55-hectares of its vineyard holdings biodynamically. In addition, they have encouraged roughly half of the 80 long-term partnering grape growers they work with to farm sustainably - some are biodynamic, others are organic. This sustainable approach carries through to the winery - striving for zero carbon emissions, it is solar powered with natural temperature control, and all plastic and foil have been eliminated from the bottling process. Combining tradition and innovation, the winery was hailed as the harbinger of a boom in contemporary architecture in Alto Adige when it was completed in 1995.
The Alois Lageder range of wines is wide, reflecting the extraordinary diversity of the Alto Adige region and its spectrum of grape varieties. All the wines - from the beautifully elegant pinot noirs to the luscious chardonnays – are extremely precise with immense vitality and freshness.