Pfoestl wine estate

“Pföstl wine estate” – a declaration of love to wine

It takes love to create something good

Philosophy

Wine as an art form – discover our wine estate in South Tyrol

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle’s wise words may also be applied to wine, or so we believe. Wine is the direct result of a complex combination of soil, grape type, honest work and weather. The certain “je ne sais quoi” of a wine – where does it come from? Could it be a winegrower’s lifeblood, which makes all the difference?

Pföstl wine estate is a little wine estate in South Tyrol. The love for wine is the motivation behind the fine site wines grown and produced here, in new facilities in Scena/Schenna near Merano/Meran.

The men behind Pföstl wine estate

Pföstl wine estate is a dream come true, a dream of two friends who have grown up together and have known each other since early childhood: Stefan Pföstl and Georg Weger.

Georg’s roots on his mother’s side lead back to the Pföstl family. Today, Georg works on the vineyard and processes the grapes in the cellar. The love for wine pointed him towards this profession. Stefan, on the other hand, is a host out of passion; nevertheless, his heart beats for wine. Stefan takes care of the sales and, whenever time permits, helps on the vineyard and in the cellar.

Our wines

Our wines can be divided in two lines: the vineyard line with the grape- or wine labelling and the selection line, carrying the additional label “Valpitan”. Valpitan is the nearly forgotten name of the farmland surrounding our little wine cellar. The name has Romanic roots and can be translated into “valley on steep trail”.

Stefan Pföstl
Stefan Pföstl
Weinliab wine
Weinliab wine
Georg Weger
Georg Weger

Vineyard line


Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Vivid white wine, gentle, fruity bouquet with aromas of banana, apple, pear and citrus fruit
  • Recommendation: with light starters, poultry such as turkey or guinea fowl and fish
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 11°C
Sauvignon

Sauvignon

Fresh, spicy flavour with aromas of gooseberry and elderflower
  • Recommendation: ideal with vegetable starters, risotto and asparagus
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 11°C
Gewuerztraminer

Gewürztraminer

Spicy, rich white wine with notes of rose leafs, clove, litchi and tropical fruits
  • Recommendation: with lobster, fish dishes and Asian cuisine; ideal with desserts
  • Serving temperature: 11 to 12°C
Cabernet

Cabernet

Rich, full-bodied red wine with aromas of blackcurrant, violet and black pepper
  • Recommendation: with red meat, especially game and spicy cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C

Selection line

Vernatsch

Vernatsch

Vivid, tannin-free red wine with a scent of almonds, violets, cherries and blackcurrant
  • Recommendation: with savoury South Tyrolean specialties, Mediterranean starters, white meat
  • Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C
Merlot-Riserva

Merlot Riserva

Full-bodied, powerful red wine with a fine wooden aroma and a complex flavour of forest berries
  • Recommendation: with classic meat dishes, game and mature cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C
Cabernet-Riserva

Cabernet Riserva

Rich, full-bodied red wine with aromas of blackcurrant and spices, fermented in barrique barrels
  • Recommendation: with red meat and mature cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C

Vineyards

The environs of Merano

1. The vineyards near Merano/Meran

The environs of Merano/Meran hold excellent sites, which are perfect for a whole range of grape types: from Merlot and Cabernet in the warmest areas not far from the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, to the typical Merano/Meran grape in Scena/Schenna and Lana, to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco/Weißburgunder and Blauburgunder, growing in small vineyards with spectacular views of the spa town Merano/Meran.
Age of the vines: up to 40 years
Oltradige/Ueberetsch

2. The vineyards of Oltradige/Überetsch

The excellent red wine sites, located mainly around Caldaro Lake/Kalterer See, at a height of 250 to 400 m above sea level, make for elegant, sound wines, from the classic Kalterersee to Merlot to the charismatic Cabernet. White wines like Pinot Grigio grow at higher altitudes.
Age of the vines: up to 50 years
Pochi/Buchholz

3. The vineyards Pochi/Buchholz above Salorno/Salurn in the South

The superb grapes of Chardonnay, Blauburgunder and Gewürztraminer grow at about 500 m above sea level, in red clay soil on sloping terrain, exposed to the afternoon sun.
Age of the vines: 10 to 60 years

Shop & Direct Sale

Giving our best – together

Stefan Pföstl, Georg Weger, Armin Morandell
Stefan Pföstl, Georg Weger, Armin Morandell

Georg Weger, Stefan Pföstl, Armin Morandell: a passion for wine growing and a long-standing friendship unites the three young men and are the foundation for Weinliab. Their vast knowledge and experience in wine production are the cornerstones for the production of truly special wines.

Georg Weger

Georg Weger. The grapes for an extraordinary Sauvignon grow on this small organic farmland. The granite- and porphyry-rich soil is worked with horse and plough; its diversity is supported with dynamising compounds. The wine is stored in little wooden barrels; here it develops its unique character.

Pföstl wine estate

Pföstl wine estate. Pföstl wine estate is a little wine estate in South Tyrol. The love for wine is the motivation behind the fine site wines grown and produced here, in new facilities in Scena/Schenna near Merano/Meran.

Morandell wine estate

Morandell wine estate. Armin is a born wine grower. His family has been cultivating the art of wine growing for generations. This very art defines the rhythm of the Morandell wine estate above Caldaro Lake. The sun-kissed vineyards are ideal for truly unique wines.

Contact

Strada Vecchia 14
I-39017 Scena near Merano BZ
T: +39 0473 230760 .info@weinliab.com

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