BIO Organic Producer – Weinreichhof
„Doing something good, producing something good: organic is a holistic philosophy.“
There's much to do.
Weinreichhof Farm is surrounded by orchards and vineyards
A family business
Organic orchard before harvest
Colsano is a small village at the foot of the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. This is the location of the Weinreich farm owned by Martin Lesina Debiasi, whose family have been here for three generations. Even though there is a modern side to the farm these days, you can practically smell the history of the slopes. The dry stone walls are made with the remains of the Via Claudia Augusta Roman road which crossed the Val Venosta millenia ago. For Martin, who attended the Laimburg technical college, working in agriculture was his heart's desire. He took over his father's farm and now grows Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Delicious, Braeburn and Fuji apples. He also has plums, cherries and persimmons, and the guests who come on holiday to the Weinreich farm get to enjoy the entire organic range. The Weinreich farm has been organic since 2010. A healthier type of agriculture was a key consideration in Martin's decision to convert: "for me, health has two different meanings: that of the land and that of human beings."
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
September - March
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
October - May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
The classic delicious
Golden Delicious is our main variety and, therefore, the queen of Val Venosta apples. That the most popular apple has a real quality, can be seen in its lovely red cheek. By the way, this is typical of fruits on a hillside.
October - September
greenish yellow to golden yellow
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
sweet with delicate acidity
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
November - May
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
very sweet and aromatic
The juicy all-terrain
For a small snack between meals or used in many ways in the kitchen and bakery: The Braeburn is a true all-terrain. Be patient with it, as it develops its full aroma only after several storage months.
October - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing