BIO Organic Producer – Stachlburg
„Every day is a good day to celebrate the value of nature.“
Special care for the new trees
Thinning out is done by hand
Digging the soil in the fungus-resistant Natyra orchard
Inspection of apples
Siegmund sells his organic wine
The "Schlossweingut Stachlburg" is Sigmund Kripps' fruit growing and wine estate and quite a special business at that. The village castle was built as a seat of local government back in the 13th century and is quite typical for the Tyrol region. In 1549, Georg Stachl bought the estate. Following his ennoblement as a "von Stachlburg" he gave his name to the castle.
Since 1945, the estate has been in the Baron von Kripp family. Sigmund took over from his father in 1990. He planted the first vineyard and eight years later he converted the entire estate over to organics. Sigmund has completed a viticultural apprenticeship, done a winemaking course and he attended Geisenheim technical university. With all this under his belt, he is well equipped to manage and farm the estate successfully.
He is assisted by three regular employees. Wine tastings, wine events and concerts all bring people to the estate and they are cordially invited to do what Sigmund does: get to grips with the nature of nature.
Where I live
The bittersweet lady
Beauty meets acidity: This bright and smooth crossover between Topaz & Cripps Pink makes the pests stay away, therefore, it is especially popular in organic farming.
January - March
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
juicy and crunchy bite
aromatic with pronounced 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
SQ 159 / Natyra®
Natural talent loaded with aroma
The rustic apple with delicate pear and citrus spices keeps the pests away and impresses by its excellent flavour.