BIO Organic Producer – Almbergerhof
“Farmer out of vocation.”
An inspection walkway with the master
Apple orchards on steep slopes need even more care
This magnificent bloom is a real pleasure
Organic apples, a delicacy
A wonderful place for a break
Oswald Sonnenburger lives with his family in Plars di Sopra which has one of the best views in the Val Venosta. Almberger farm used to be run by Oswald's grandfather and these days it offers holiday apartments with a spectacular vista all the way down to the spa town of Merano below.
In 1988, Oswald converted to apples from livestock, then eleven years later he made the move to strict organic farming. The orchards now grow Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Topaz, which are all varieties perfectly suited to the conditions at Almberger. Oswald particularly treasures the peace and companionship of the time spent pruning with his son and a friend.
For him, farming is a vocation. In addition to apples, he grows peaches, apricots, plums and kiwi fruit for his own consumption. He is very proud of his Haflinger and Arabian horses. Oswald also hunts, fishes and is a trekking guide. He was led to organics by his years of experience closely observing his farm. Today, he is proud of it. It is his way of returning to nature and making our world a healthier place in the process.