BIO Organic Producer – Tappeinerhof
“Diligence, observation, harvest, passion.“
Peter with his homemade insect hotel
Let’s check if the blossoms have survived the frosty night
Peter and son Gabriel have a look at the blossoms
The branches are tied down for a perfect form of the tree
You can better judge the condition of the bloom with a magnifying glass
The Tappeiner farmhouse and land is all in the market town of Laces on the balmy, fertile valley floor of central Val Venosta. Peter Tappeiner inherited the farm and manages it now with his son and partner. He attended an agriculture high school and increased his understanding further with a tertiary education course in agroecology. The sun-kissed slopes mean that his orchards are especially well-suited to apples, and he grows Golden Delicious, Topaz, Pinova, Idared and Gala. He also has other fruits requiring very limited pest management: plums, peaches, currants, raspberries and aronia berries. His products are perfectly attuned to Val Venosta's natural cycles. Peter loves working outdoors, tending his trees, monitoring developments and harvesting. He began to convert in 1984, and he was one of the first organic producers in Laces. His personal philosophy comes out when he gives a guided tour of his farm. For him, organics mean being in harmony with nature and its laws. Not just in farming, but also as a way of life.
Where I live
The Val Venosta resistant
The Pinova with its red vermilion-red skin is a typical apple of Val Venosta. Not only is it colourful, it also has a very balanced flavour. Thanks to its long durability, it offers you unlimited fruit enjoyment until the summer season.
January - June
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
October - June
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
Juicy, sweet, aromatic, with fine fruit acid.
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
Very juicy, extremely aromatic taste with pronounced acidity.