Grand and dignified, St. Michael-Eppan Winery has been enthroned in the center of South Tyrol’s most important wine-growing community for over a century. For more than two thousand years, wines have been grown in the area around Eppan, known for its ideal growing conditions, and it is these grapes that are being processed at St. Michael-Eppan Winery.
The 340 winemaking families that form the backbone of the winery joined forces in 1907 to create St. Michael-Eppan Winery. Their great passion is the wine with which they have been associated for generations. Offering knowledge, tradition and passion, each individual contributes to the fact that the winery is blessed with outstanding grapes, which are processed in the cellars with meticulous attention to detail and a great deal of skill.
The art-nouveau building has a striking appearance, resembling a castle surrounded by a green landscape of vines. Even back in those days, the farmers were eager to present themselves to unique visual effect. St. Michael-Eppan Winery has represented an exemplary symbiosis of tradition, craftsmanship and innovative winemaking technology for more than a century. It was in June 1907, a time of economic difficulty, that 41 brave Eppan farmers founded the cooperative winery.
The original building, which dates from 1909, has been continually expanded, redesigned, modernized and adapted to contemporary needs over the course of the decades. Thanks to the forward-looking functional architecture of the time and to strict technical guidelines in the cellar, the building as a whole and its characteristic traits still function today. The major reconstruction of 2000–2001 was a great event in the architectural history of the winery, as was the 2011 the establishment of the shop, Wine Time 2013