THE TASTE OF ENTHUSIASM
At the age of 20, Franz put his first wine in the cellar. A fascinating experience that leaves its mark and ignites his inner fire. And the desire to become a wine maker becomes irresistible. A dream that does not come by chance: it is in fact here that in the past Schiava grapes were pressed for the family Inn. There are mentions of the Falkenstein wine region and the vineyard dating back to the 12th century, and the Pratzner family can celebrate more than two hundred years of existence.
Until 1989, the landscape of the Falkenstein wine-growing area was dominated by apple orchards. In the beginning, for the family wine making was only intended to be a secondary activity. But the call to realize a long-cherished dream became increasingly strong, and in the end Franz and Bernadette Pratzner ventured together in a new and very different direction: they abandoned fruit and fully devote themselves to viticulture. Sedimentation and marketing, all in one (family) business. Being a wine maker is much more than just a job: it’s a vocation. And that is exactly how it should be, because it’s the only way to be able to produce sophisticated wines.