Winery and wine hotel in South Tyrol 1,000 years of wine tradition
The Pacherhof, our winery and wine hotel in South Tyrol today, already existed before the founding of the neighbouring Neustift monastery in 1142, as documented in records from that year. How long ago exactly? That is no longer possible to investigate – after all, the beginnings of viticulture go back almost 1,000 years! Inspired by this long tradition, winemaker Andreas Huber today grows eight white grape varieties at the Pacherhof and refines them in the historic, time-honoured cellar as well as in the new, modern wine cellar.
Viticulture in the past and present
Long tradition and modern methods. Old knowledge and modern findings. Craft and technology. The knowledge of how to process the grapes has been passed down from generation to generation – because the Pacherhof has always been family-owned. The result is excellent white wine from one of the best wine-growing areas in South Tyrol.
Natural potential: our terroir
Sunny slopes. Alpine climate at 620 to 900 metres above sea level. Eight hectares of space. Our vineyards extend over the western slopes of Neustift and Elvas in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, where the soil, climate, and landscape offer uniquely good conditions for excellent and wonderful white wines.
Interplay between people and nature
We vinify the gifts that nature shares with us in our new and historic wine cellars – the art of producing and refining authentic wine from South Tyrol is and will remain true craftsmanship. In our wine hotel in South Tyrol, you will find the perfect setting for enjoying a drink in style.
Wine plays the leading role in our wine hotel in South Tyrol: As vines it surrounds the Pacherhof farm, as a raw product it matures in the barrels, as a crystal-clear drink it gives you stimulating indulgence on our terrace. It also finds its way into the authentic South Tyrolean cuisine and healthy natural products at the Pacherhof. We are happy to tell you everything we have learned about wine over the years – on a guided tour through the vineyard, on a stroll along the wine trail, when recommending the right wine for your dinner, during a tasting in the cellar, and wherever you may ask us.
Elegant white wines with character from the best vineyards
Most recently, winemaker Andreas Huber impressed us with a true rarity. For his Private Cuvée, Kerner, Riesling, Sauvignon, and Grüner Veltliner are harvested by hand, fermented according to various methods, and then blended to a harmonious whole. The final product is characterised by a bouquet of elderberry, peach, pepper and delights with its intense saltiness and multi-layered taste.
One of the wines that South Tyrol is most known for: Our Gewürztraminer is reminiscent of the scent of roses and ripe tropical fruits, is fine and elegant on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant bitter note in the finish.
Vines that are over 40 years old, vinification in oak barrels for eight months: The Sylvaner with its strong character impresses with a smoky note, paired with scents of exotic fruits and pronounced minerality. An exceptionally intense wine.
A noble wine with beautifully balanced acidity and a mineral finish, elegant, harmonious structure with notes of peach, pear, and citrus – well chilled, our Riesling is a wonderfully refreshing treat.
Aged exclusively in large wooden barrels, our Pinot Grigio impresses with fruity notes of apple, Williams pear, and almond. It is an excellent accompaniment to dishes with strong flavours, such as Italian osso buco, South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen, mushroom dishes, and cheese.
Grown on mica slate, paragneiss, and quartzite, Grüner Veltliner is characterised by its bright, straw-yellow colour with greenish reflections. On the nose, it is slightly spicy with notes of herbs and white pepper, on the palate, it is aromatic and fresh.
Perfect with a traditional “Brettljause” snack, asparagus, fish, or as an aperitif: Our Sylvaner with its notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and banana is a wonderfully dry, elegant wine. It is aged and refined for up to six months on fine yeast in steel tanks and in large wooden barrels.
The vines of the Müller Thurgau variety at the Pacherhof are up to 39 years old – they are our oldest vines. Fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks at a controlled low temperature. This results in a young, dry white wine with characteristic light notes of muscat.