About Alois Lageder
The family winery Alois Lageder produces crisp and lively wines from Alto Adige. The winery is committed to biodynamic agriculture. Founded in 1823, today the winery is in the hands of the family’s fifth and sixth generation.
“Wine is not only a product of nature, but an expression of our mental attitude.”
With creativity and an experimental spirit, Alois Lageder creates wines that reflect the diversity of Alto Adige. The winery is committed to biodynamic agriculture, which is the most coherent way of working with nature.
A farm should be seen as an enclosed microcosm containing a variety of plants and animals. This is why the winery has cows and sheep grazing through the vineyards during the autumn and winter months. The 135 acres family-owned vineyards have been farmed biodynamically since 2004.
In addition to the family-owned vineyards, the winery collaborates with around 80 grape growers from the whole region. The goal is to motivate those partners to employ organic and biodynamic farming.
Alois Lageder’s alliances help to make use of the vast diversity Alto Adige has to offer. The landscape of Alto Adige is utterly captivating, characterized by a contrasting and diverse geology, microclimate, and culture. The terrain ranges from 200 to 3,904 meters (656 to 12,808 feet) above sea level and is home to several language groups: 62% German, 23% Italian, 5% Ladin, 10% other. Both the Dolomites and the porphyritic rock formations around Bolzano shape the landscape. The result: more than 25 grape varieties that respond to the sheer diversity of terroirs.