Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts.
An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. Now, the responsibility for the family business is being put into the hands of the daughters, Julia and Karoline Walch, already the fifth generation.
The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard – and that this must be maintained according to principles of sustainability and passed on to the next generation.
With 60 hectares in cultivation, including the two top vineyards Castel Ringberg in Caldaro and Kastelaz in Tramin (both with the name VIGNA, the most selective geographical name that can be found in Italy), Elena Walch belongs to the most important protagonists of Alto Adige winemaking and has won over a world still very masculine.
The wines show character, elegance and great personality. The superb climatic conditions and the excellent location of the vineyards produce fresh and fruity white wines as well as concentrated and velvety red wines.