Cantina Girlan

Via San Martino 24
I-39057 Cornaiano ((BZ))
South Tyrol - Italy
VAT Nr.: 00124770215


Tel. +39 0471 662403
Fax +39 0471 662654


Today’s Gschleier district was originally the site of a Roman garrison, the remains of which (old walls, Roman coins, etc.) were discovered in 1950. Since 1975, a very special wine has been made here from the Vernatsch grapes native to the Gschleier site to the northwest of Girlan.

This robust, full-bodied wine pressed from our local Schiava/Vernatsch grapes is by no means to be confused with the ordinary light Vernatsch grapes from the Alto Adige. Without mineral fertilizers and without artificial irrigation, these 80 to 100-year-old Vernatsch vines yield low harvests of only about 50 to 60 hectoliters per hectare. Gschleier is situated at an elevation of 450 meters above sea-level, atop a moreinal hill in whose soil limestone, gravel, and clay predominate. It is one of the few wine-growing areas in Cornaiano/Girlan with a southern exposure, and enjoys a warm micro-climate.

Soil typemorainic composition predominated by limestone, gravel and clay
Size34 ha
Altitude390-450 m
ExposureEast, west, south
Inclination Ø 12%