Our wine estate in South Tyrol and the people who work there

The Ritterhof team – one big family

What is important on a wine estate in South Tyrol and all over the world are the vines, grapes and the superb wine that is made from them. This is confirmed to us by many connoisseurs and wine lovers. But we say: What also counts are the people that work at our wine estate. Thanks to the many busy hands and professionalism and extensive knowledge of our employees and wine growers we can call ourselves one of the leading wine estates in South Tyrol. We want to preserve tradition at our wine estate in South Tyrol but still clear the way for innovation. We want to promote further development and take the good aspects with us. We remain a master of taste not least thanks to our loyal employees and wine growers. They have their say on this page.


Ludwig Kaneppele,
the doer

Everything passes my way. I am the coordinator and visionary and at the same time the specialist retailer and winemaker. I come from a wine-growing family and my wife is Karin Roner from the Roner AG distilleries. My job is therefore more than just in my blood. I am untiringly and totally dedicated to outstanding wines. And in the words of Oscar Wilde: "I have very simple tastes: I am always satisfied with the very best."


Hannes Bernard,
the perfectionist


My vocation is my passion for superb craftsmanship and intense tasting wines. I focus on precision in all areas. The ideas for perfect products are a result of my passion. And have been for 20 years at Ritterhof. Since my very first day as cellar master. As the veteran of the wine estate I am demanding and reliable, you can depend on me. I am honest, sensitive and secretive – a man with many facets.

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Andreas Roner,
the manager


As President of the Board of Directors I constantly have an eye on the Ritterhof wine estate. I am ambitious, yes, maybe even a perfectionist and have a particular love of detail as well as a passion for something special ... for our wines.

the gourmet


I am Caldaro/Kaltern born and bred and pleasure is always given top priority by me. I am very sociable and therefore a born saleswoman. My areas of responsibility are retail sales, correspondence with customers, consultations and tastings. The work as a gourmet advisor is made for me.


the reliable one


As is very common with women, I am honest, empathetic and also emotional. My reliability and accuracy really benefits me in my work. I take care of the accounting, write reports and update the wine register. Privately I am a Mum with a passion and am also called the Mum of the business on the Ritterhof wine estate.


the cheerful one


I am described as friendly, charming and refreshing. I infect people with my positive nature and good mood – my colleagues, customers on the phone or suppliers and forwarders. I top up my energy in the morning when I start the day looking out over the wonderful Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See. It makes my secretarial work and administrative tasks really easy.


the sporty one


I am active, dynamic and simply always moving – both privately and at work. I do lots of sport in my free time and enjoy manual craftsmanship. I work in the depot, warehouse, haulage and bottling plant at the Ritterhof wine estate in South Tyrol. And I actually call my job my hobby.