ST. MICHAEL - EPPAN
Alto Adige, Italy
"The innovative winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the best wineries in South Tyrol and Italy. St. Michael Eppan Winery, with its 355 members, 350 hectares of vineyard and 2.5 million bottles sold every year, has become renowned worldwide. The “Sanct Valentin” label alone is enough to thrill wine lovers and connoisseurs.
Anton Zublasing, Hans Terzer and Günther Neumair run the St. Michael Eppan Winery along with a dynamic and motivated team of 35 associates.
Since 1977, Hans Terzer, Master Winemaker of the winery, has been regarded as one of the most respected connoisseurs of white wine in Italy. Indeed the “Gambero Rosso,” Italy’s prestigious wine guide, named him “WINEMAKER 2000.” Hans Terzer focuses particularly on white wines. In a relatively short space of time, with his Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, the winemaker has produced the cream of white wines in Italy. The main characteristics of his wines are clean aromas, pleasant balanced acidity and above all a harmony which makes tasting them a complete pleasure. The Sanct Valentin line pays homage to the perfection of these wines. The Pinot Noir, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Lagrein and the Merlot, which have recently been added to the Sanct Valentin line, prove that Hans Terzer also has the magic touch with South Tyrol’s great red wines. Terzer is a pioneer who works with the characteristic obstinacy of the South Tyroleans, as well as with ambition, but above all, with technical competence and constant commitment. He has always been keen to explore and experiment new ways to improve the quality of his wines. The St. Michael Eppan Winery was one of the first wineries in South Tyrol to introduce the barrique refining system."