BIO Organic Producer – Rainguthof
„Organic is a paradise on earth.“
A scrutinizing look
Early practice makes perfect
Focus on family life
The newly renovated Rainguthof
A life dedicated to apples – Wolfgang is VI.P’s quality manager and organic producer
Raingut farm is steeped in tradition and perched on a mountain slope in Morter near the village of Laces. It has been in the Graiss family for generations and they converted to organic farming back in the 1970s. "My father was one of the first in the Val Venosta", explains Wolfgang, who studied agriculture in Vienna and has been running the farm since 2004. "He won a lot of awards for it." Wolfgang is now quality manager at the VI.P. He loves his job, but the time away from the office in the orchards is pure enjoyment. He particularly likes watering the trees as the Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Gala, Red Delicious, Topaz, Jazz, Pinova and Val Venosta apricots are ripening. The sunny hillside location needs a lot of moisture. The farm is a proper real paradise with berries, pears, figs, lettuce, beans and squashes all growing in the garden. The stables, barn, horse and sheep complete the idyllic scene. Organic farming is key to Wolfgang's attitude to life. He grew up with it and his own take on it is about giving something personal back to improve the environment.
Where I live
The elegant precocity
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
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
The beautiful acid
Topaz makes biting the sour apple worthy! The aromatic fruit impresses with a pleasant acidity and is also a common variety in organic farming.
Dicember - April
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx