In the middle of the Alps, in the Etsch Valley, you will find Peter Zemmer, a winery with a steep success story. Join us on a journey through natural vineyards, Burgundy in South Tyrol and the authentic wine of Peter Zemmer.
Culture and nature, tradition and innovation, respect and development
In a wine country whose tradition reaches far back into the time before the Roman emperors, wine, culture and art are closely connected. South Tyrol has thus been shaped as a land of wine by countless generations of winegrowers.
For almost a century, viticulture has been part of the history of the Zemmer family, and the enthusiasm for wine is still firmly anchored in the heart of the third generation.
Region-specific wines from the Peter Zemmer winery
Since 1928, the Zemmer family has devoted itself intensively and passionately to the cultivation and development of quality wines typical of the region. Peter Zemmer presses natural wines that excellently reflect their character of origin and expressively combine the special features of a unique terrain.
Steep wines with character
Steep slopes, loose rocky soils, cold, clear water from mountain streams - the terroir with which the Peter Zemmer winery works has an alpine character. The sites around Kurtinig an der Weinstraße are located in the hilly Etsch Valley, flanked by mighty mountains whose debris has formed a multi-layered soil. Dolomite and limestone with deposits of sand, clay and gravel provide a loose and permeable subsoil on which the vines take deep roots. The climate is alpine, but mild and quite friendly with 1,800 hours of sunshine. Distributed showers of rain cover the steep vineyards, which experience severe temperature differences between day and night. The Ora wind from Lake Garda blows dry and cold breezes over the vines, so that rot has hardly a chance.
Should some grapes not meet Peter Zemmer's high standards, they are sorted out during the manual harvest. The consistently strict selection of the grapes guarantees the best basis for further vinification. Gentle pressing, storage on the fine yeast and care in every step of the process ensure that balanced red and white wines of strong character mature in small and large French wooden barrels.
List of grape varieties
Both white and red grape varieties enjoy the wonderful climate in the middle of the Alps and develop into authentic wines that convey the countryside and its facets. Among them:
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Blanc
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Noir
Peter Zemmer's strongest helper - nature
The traditional family winery Peter Zemmer has been measuring itself by the quality of its wines for years - this has not changed since its foundation by great-uncle Peter Zemmer. Neither has nature, the origin of the exquisite fruit from which the winery presses wine, changed. It is therefore hardly surprising that Peter Zemmer has great respect for the nature of the South Tyrolean lowlands and wants to protect it with all means at his disposal. The sustainable cultivation is supported by responsible and nature-orientated measures. For example, the entire estate is powered by solar energy - pollutant-free, quiet, efficient. The vineyards resemble a garden that radiates colorful biodiversity and provides a habitat for animals and insects. A beneficial symbiosis, because thanks to the industrious little helpers, pest control is easy. Nature knows how to unfold, to help and to create fabulous wine - with a little help from passionate winemakers from the Peter Zemmer Winery.