The winery is located in the municipality of Kaltern (Caldaro) in the Italian wine-growing region of South Tyrol (Trentino-South Tyrol region). It was founded in 1968 and has been owned by the Roner family from Tramin since 1999. Administrator is Ludwig Kaneppele, responsible cellar master Hannes Bernhard. The Ritterhof Restaurant is located above the winery buildings, where you can enjoy the wines of the winery as well as a large selection of other South Tyrolean wines and classic South Tyrolean dishes.
In addition to our own 7.5 hectares of vineyards, the Ritterhof also processes grapes from long-term contract winegrowers, who cultivate a further 35 hectares. The majority of the estate's own areas are located near the winery near Kaltern and in Tramin, while those of the suppliers are mainly in the so-called lowlands near Kurtatsch, Montan and Auer, as well as in the Bolzano valley floor. The white wine varietiesPinot Blanc, PinotGris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Goldmuskateller and Gewürztraminer are processed to 40%, and the red wine varieties Lagrein, Vernatsch(Schiava Grossa), Rosenmuskateller,Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to 60%. Great importance is attached to soil care. The vineyards are therefore cultivated in a natural, environmentally friendly way.
The white wines are aged in stainless steel, the red wines in steel tanks or in large wooden barrels. The diverse range of products comprises 30 wines, divided into the three selection lines Terra, Collis and Rarus. The down-to-earth Terra line forms the foundation and consists of the classic South Tyrolean wines. Varietal typicity and drinking pleasure are the main focus here. The grapes for the wines of the "Collis" line come from the best slopes of the respective growing zones. The "Rarus" line consists of only two wines, the "Sonus", made from dried Traminer grapes, and the Lagrein "Manus". Both are only produced in particularly good years. The large product range is marketed under the DOC designations Kalterersee, St. Magdalener and mainly South Tyrolean. A total of around 290,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.