What is important to us at Ritterhof Weingut-Tenuta?
Our credo for unique wine from South Tyrol!
Artisanal precision, constant finesse and passion are certainly the basic ingredients for our wines. However, there's another crucial factor that makes the wine from our winery taste like pure "South Tyrol in a bottle": Nature - in its purest form. Nature serves as our inspiration, our driving force. It is an indispensable part of a consummate sensory experience.
„An excellent wine is not made in the cellar, but in the vineyards“
The right location, the right climate, and the right temperature - all play a significant role in the taste of our wines, which is why we place great importance on our wine-growing areas in South Tyrol, Italy. Being close to nature is just as important for the work in our winery in South Tyrol as the close collaboration, based on trust and experience, with our contractually bound and long-standing winegrowers.
We attach great importance to qualitative and sustainable cultivation as well as high-quality processing - and our customers truly appreciate it!
"The wines from Ritterhof have character. Character that our customers savour with all their senses."
The tradition of producing varietal wines and the dedication to a natural and gentle winemaking process are deeply rooted within us and our winery. This is also shown by our credo symbol, which you can see right at the entrance to our wine estate on the South Tyrolean wine road: the large stone Vernatsch grape.
For the Ritterhof wine estate, sustainability is more than just a word. It is a given for us to treat nature with care and respect, ensuring a liveable world for future generations. We harness the secrets of nature and handle them with utmost respect.
Ritterhof Weingut-Tenuta: A winery with tradition
In 1967, Swiss national Emil Nüesch laid the foundation for our winery, which is now renowned well beyond borders for its top-quality wines.
In 1993, the first cellar master, Hannes Bernard, was hired.
In 1999, the Roner family acquired the winery, under the management of Ludwig Kaneppele.
In the 2000s, there were two renovations, one in 2012, when the grape reception, the fermentation cellar, the bottling plant and the warehouse were renovated.
The second time in 2014, when the offices, the wine shop and the barrique cellar were expanded.
Finally, in 2021, Eva Kaneppele assumed the winery's management, becoming the fourth generation of the Roner family to do so.