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450 - 700 M
The spectacularly located district of Penon, with altitudes ranging between 450 and 700 meters, is characterized by cooling nighttime katabatic winds. The slopes face the east. This causes substantial ...
Discover the Pinot Grigio PENÓNER


500 - 650 M
The hamlet of Hofstatt lies above the village of Kurtatsch. Cooling fall winds in the evening provide for great temperature swings between day and night and create an ideal, breezy microclimate. The ...
Discover the Pinot Bianco HOFSTATT


800 - 900 M
This picturesque high plateau crowning the dolomite cliffs above Kurtatsch is among the highest winegrowing locations in Alto Adige. Its elevation and the southeast facing vineyards result in some of ...
Discover the Müller Thurgau GRAUN


220 - 300 M
The Brenntal location north of the village of Kurtatsch belongs among the warmest locations (up to 40°C/104°F) in Alto Adige. The vines on these steep slopes with its intensive sunshine grow ...
Discover the Merlot Riserva BRENNTAL


450 - 600 M
Kofl, in the Alpine area of German-speakers, means "mountain knoll". The proximity of these steep slopes to the westerly mountain range guarantees an early sunset. The evening fall winds provide for ...
Discover the Sauvignon KOFL


350 - 450 M
The Mazon location is one of the best-known Pinot noir locations in Italy and occupies a plateau across the valley from Kurtatsch. Here, our demanding Pinot noir vines grow on sandy, loamy ...
Discover the Pinot Nero Riserva MAZON


450 - 650 M
Not far from the Mazon vineyards is our second Pinot noir location, somewhat higher in altitude. While the soil characteristics of the two locations are similar, the location of Glen has somewhat ...
Discover the Pinot Nero Riserva GLEN

The FREIENFELD label: a story of love & heartbreak


The FREIENFELD label: a story of love & heartbreak

The days are getting longer, the temperatures more spring-like and with the birds chirping & the bees buzzing, the first spring feelings appear. All this just in time for Valentine's Day, which adds just the right touch of romance to the elation. And when talking about romance, we clearly have to talk about our Cabernet Sauvignon FREIENFELD! He has our most romantic wine and not only when served in the glass during a cozy dinner! The label of the exceptional wine, which already in its beginnings (it was one of the first Alto Adige wines to carry the coveted "Tre bicchieri" award from Gambero Rosso in the 1990s) and also 30 years later causes a sensation, tells of a tragic love story. 

Pyramus & Thisbe: a tragic love story

The label of the first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon FREIENFELD in 1990 showed a fresco from the historic manor Freienfeld. The sixteenth century fresco in the drinking hall of the manor shows a scene from Ovid's "Metamorphoses" - the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe. Head over heels in love with each other, their love has no chance due to the disapproval of their parents. Whispering to each other through a crack in the wall of their neighboring houses, they agree to escape. Due to a series of unfortunate misunderstandings during their escape, the two lovers kill themselves, each dying for love of the other. Thisbe, who arrives earlier than Pyramus at the agreed meeting place, flees from a lioness who still has a bloody mouth from eating an animal. Thisbe loses her veil, which the lioness then tears with her bloody mouth. Pyramus finds this veil when he arrives, assumes that his beloved has been killed by the lioness, and thereupon falls on his sword in a death-defying accident. When Thisbe returns to the meeting place and finds the dying Pyramus, she kills herself with Pyramus' sword too.

The label: between tradition & modernity

The label redesigned with the 2015 vintage combines tradition and modernity. The story depicted in the fresco inspired the young South Tyrolean artist Margit Pittschieler: the crack visible in the fresco adorns the label of the FREIENFELD in a strong ruby red, reminiscent of the crack through which the two lovers secretly communicated.

"After numerous drafts and studies, a lovingly detailed version was created in which Pyramus and Thisbe whisper to each other through the intense ruby red crack even after death, seemingly awakening them to life again."- Margit Pittschieler, artist

And if you think the whole thing sounds awfully familiar, you're on the right track! Ovid's saga was adopted by various authors and writers, so also by William Shakespeare in his tragedy - well, who guesses? - Romeo and Juliet.

Produced only in the best vintages, the next vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon FREIENFELD is waiting for its sales launch in the fall of 2023. Sign up now for the newsletter and be the first to know that the 2020 vintage is available!

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