Summa 20th anniversary - To celebrate Summa’s 20th anniversary, 1.400 international visitors met 83 vintners and partners from all over the world at the Alois Lageder wine estate on April 9. More than 500 guests took part at the walking wine dinner the evening before, which was organized together with CARE’s – The ethical Chef Days.
Around 8,000 euros of donations will go to the Haus der Solidarität [House of Solidarity] in Bressanone (Alto Adige).
Magrè, April 11, 2017. On Sunday, April 9, over 80 vintners from Italy, Austria, France, Germany, and overseas gathered for Summa’s 20th anniversary at the Alois Lageder winery and invited 1.400 visitors to taste selected wines.
“Summa 2017 amazed us. The 20 years have brought us as vintners together with our customers and partners. This unity, joy, and energy was also fully reflected in the walking wine dinner,” said Alois Lageder, who started the event 20 years ago.
To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the LÖWENGANG wines, the Tòr Löwengang rooms were opened for the first time: This year the 16th century historical residence and also the Renaissance palace Casòn Hirschprunn offered space for lively and intimate discussions between vintners, trade visitors, and private wine enthusiasts.
The celebrations were kicked off with a walking wine dinner the evening before, organized in partnership with CARE’s – The ethical Chef Days. Two-Michelin-starred chef Norbert Niederkofler and six other top international chefs prepared dishes for the guests at several stations in Tòr Löwengang and Casòn Hirschprunn, with numerous wine growers showcasing more than 80 wines to accompany them.
Visitors enjoyed a varied program at Summa on April 9, including vertical tastings, wine tastings such as COR Römigberg - Vertical tasting or 20 years of Summa – 20 years old vintages, seminars, presentations, and workshops, guided tours around the wine estate and garden, or carriage rides through the vineyards. The event’s great success was also down to the valuable cooperation with numerous gastronomy partners.
Summa, which was held over the course of several days in previous years, took place on one day this year: “We wanted to return Summa to its original format for its landmark anniversary and concentrate on one day, where concise discussions and personal exchange are possible”, explains Alois Clemens Lageder.
Summa has also had a humanitarian focus for many years. This year, the partnership with the Haus der Solidarität [House of Solidarity] in Bressanone was continued. Thanks to the valuable and generous support of all the participants and visitors, this year’s Summa raised about EUR 8,000. Summa thus contributes toward helping people in desperate need, such as traumatized refugees and people with severe mental illnesses or addiction issues.
The New Winery - An Integrated Concept
“Bringing nature indoors.” That was Alois Lageder’s goal for the project and construction of a new complex of winemaking facilities and cellars at the historical Löwengang estate in Magrè.
Focusing on sustainable construction techniques, biological building materials, and the use of renewable sources of energy, the project was inaugurated in 1995 and was soon recognized as the harbinger of contemporary winery architecture in Alto Adige. A light-filled building with low-energy-consumption; abundant glass and wood; roofs with southern exposure that utilizees photovoltaic solar energy for most of the winery’s energy needs. The result is a place where wine and man co-exist in a natural, healthy, and aesthetically satisfying context that is free from harmful influences (e.g. electro smog), and which also fulfills the criteria for sustainable economic and agricultural activities.