The winery was founded by Josef Hofstätter in 1907. The historic family winery is now operated by the nephew (fourth generation) Martin Foradori Hofstätter. The 50 hectares vineyards are situated at an altitude between 250 and 800 metres above sea level, which makes the cultivation of diverse grape varieties possible. Both white and red grapes find ideal growing conditions in the estates’ vineyards thanks to the diversity of microclimate. Attention is focused on the traditional regional grape varieties like Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Lagrein, and Schiava. The Hofstätter wines express a sense of place. They taste of the vineyards in which the grapes were grown and reflect their soils and climatic conditions. The Gewürztraminer from Kolbenhof and the Pinot Noir Vigna S. Urbano from Barthenau are among the first single vineyard wines to be produced in Alto Adige. The gentle and sustainable methods of cultivation allow healthy, vital vines to thrive.