Farm & Cellar
Discover our farm - family-owned for 400 years.
Röck stands for adventurer (Middle High German: Recke).
In 1988, daddy Konrad took over the farm as a mixed cultivation. Through his passion for wine growing, he increasingly planted vines. The urge to put his own ideas into practice launched him into self-employment and he began bottling all his own wine in 1998. His son Hannes had a significant influence on the 2019 vintage for the first time and we are currently working on combining the spirit of optimism with experience. The exchange is not always harmonious, but it brings us ahead in our development.
In the vineyard
Climate awareness in cultivation - naturalness in production
We see our soil in the vineyard as the most important ASSET. It is our task to protect the vineyards and to create an ambience in which they feel comfortable and thrive. Nevertheless, we have to admit that vine growing is an intensive form of agriculture. That is why we have decided to work together with nature, to support the vine and thus to produce authentic wines year after year. We strengthen our vines so that they are prepared for change (e.g. climatic).
Between the vines
A wealth of experience and a spirit of optimism
- We work with our hands and our senses
- We apply the know-how of generations
- 550 - 700 m altitude
- Steep terraced slopes
- Gravelly quartz phyllite soils
- Southeast-facing slopes
- Wire-frame training system
- The vines look out over the Ploseberg at sunrise
In the cellar
The natural course of things
Im Keller greifen wir so wenig als möglich ein.
We work with skin contact for our white wines to transport the vintage and we experiment with carbonic maceration for our red wines. Our wines ferment naturally (spontaneous fermentation), nothing is suppressed - malolactic fermentation is also permitted to stabilize the wines in a natural way. We give the wines a long yeast storage, nothing is added, total sulfur is around 30 mg/l. The wines are roughly filtered.
Less is more and more time for the wine
Real wine for a real sensory experience
As few frills as possible, but AUTHENTIC, LIVELY WINE. Our wines are juicy, drink well and are digestible.
When drinking our wines, you should eat, laugh and talk a lot.
- We are in the northernmost wine-growing region of Italy. This is where viticulture reaches its highest limits.
- 400 ha | 86% white wine
- Change in grape varieties - In 1961: 58% red - 44% white (4% Müller Thurgau, 0.2% Gewürztraminer, 0% Kerner)
In 2018: 86% white - 14% red (19% Müller Thurgau, 15% Gewürztraminer, 17% Kerner)
- 400 - 850 m | steep terraces
- Primarily Guyot training system
Special conditions for special wines
- Cooler than the rest of South Tyrol
- Sufficient rainfall
- The northern chain of the Alps protects against cold, rainy air masses.
- Frequent wind from the north (quick drying of the grape zone in wet weather)
- Large temperature differences between day & night (longer vegetation period)
A healthy soil is the greatest treasure
- Mixture of slate, gneiss, granite and gravelly, sandy moraine soils
- Quartz porphyry: southwards from Waidbruck
- Quartz phyllite: south of Brixen to below Klausen. This is the bedrock or the former primeval continent (rock about 350 million years old). Around 280 million years ago, strong volcanic activity occurred due to the shifting of the primeval continent. During this period, volcanic rocks were formed that exist today as quartz porphyry. At the same time, granites were formed, which, however, crystallised in depth. Both the quartz phyllite and the porphyry have changed over time and are metamorphic. The dolomites were built up over the quartz phyllite and the volcanic porphyry.