Gump Hof Vineyard, Alto Adige
- The Prackwieser family has owned the Gump Hof for more than 200 years. The building itself, however, goes back as far as 1546. Markus discovered his passion for winemaking in the mid 90’s and took over the family estate from his father in the year 2000.
- Located on the northern-southern route cutting across the Alps with the vineyard south-west facing at a height of 400-500 metres above sea level, it is a perfect location to grow typical grape varieties such as Pinot Bianco, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon, Schiava and Pinot Nero.
- The Ora, a typically Mediterranean wind, blows up from Lake Garda during the day, while at night the fall winds from the Dolomites cool the grapevines, lending a freshness that is synonymous to the wines from this region.
- One of the features of the cellar is that it is carved out of the original wall of the cliff, thereby maintaining the most natural form of integration with the surrounding landscape.
never did a great man hate good wine" - Rabelais (French essayist)