A cradle of wine made impressive slopes and little terraces

The winery Falkenstein was born in 1995, when Bernadette and Franz Pratzner decide to abandon the cultivation of apples to devote himself exclusively to the cultivation of vines, producing the first 600 bottles a short time later. Within a few years of Falkenstein it was placed at the top of the expression atesina and National Riesling, thanks to Franz, which has become a resolute winemaker and a skilled winemaker.

Today Franz and Bernadette are managing the wine structure, with the help of some collaborators. Next to this is the farm family with the inn run by his brother Peter, in a location well exposed to the sun on the north side of the Val Venosta. The slope of the vineyards of the winery Falkenstein is impressive and in some stretches reaches 50-60%, while the rows are placed on small terraces supported by dry stone walls. I am the riesling and pinot blanc to occupy the highest positions of the vineyards. A curiosity: all the wines are bottled with screw cap, why Franz is convinced that in this way you will be able to have a wine always clean and correct...

Other Informations

Foundation year
Hectares of vineyards
Winery-owned grapes
Annual production
90.000 bt
Franz Pratzner
Via Castello, 15 - Naturno (BZ)
Falkenstein wines