The Kandlwaal farm is in the marble-production village of Lasa, and in Karl Luggin's father's day it was run as a typical dairy business. These days it is a model of organic farming. Karl first trained as an electrician but continued with courses in agriculture.
In the beginning, he grew vegetables, and he started with fruit in 1980. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pinova, Kanzi, Weirouge, Elstar, Champagne, Granny Smith and Gala apple varieties all grow in his orchards today. In addition, he has Val Venosta Pala pears, apricots, plums, cheeries, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, Cabernet grapes, Kiwi fruit and herbs.
His children are passionately following in the footsteps of their energetic father. The organic produce is directly processed on the farm to create dried fruit, natural juices, apple wine, apple vinegar, apple balsamic vinegar, herb vinegars, mustard specialities and paté. Karl is especially creative when developing something new. And he knows that he has an ancient ecosystem to thank for it all. To give something back, he lovingly restored the remains of the ancient Kandlwaal irrigation channel in Val Venosta, which is now back in working order.