Organic Producer – Schnalshuberhof
„Familiar faces and excellent food: this is the life I love.“
Schnalshuber farm in Plars di Sopra was first documented in 1318 and is now run by Hansjörg and Rosa Pinggera with their son, Christian. Christian attended agricultural school for fruit growing and viticulture and then studied beverage technology in Vienna. He is now a cellar master, distiller, apple grower, viticulturalist and landlord of his own "Buschenschank" farmhouse inn.
He is supported by the whole family and while his mother does the cooking, his father serves. The boards heave with homemade organic fare – jams, distillates, juices, syrups and eggs. In autumn, there are fresh chestnuts and new wine. In 2010, it was awarded with the accolade of farmhouse inn of the year by the Austrian Gault Millau guide.
The fruit from the Schnalshuber farm has been organic since 1997, and includes plums, pears, quinces, wine grapes, and Gala, Braeburn, Pinova and Topaz apples. "Organic farming is based on ancient knowledge and supplemented by modern insights. That is how to develop a modern way of farming which is clean, resource-light and healthy. And all this is available for your enjoyment at our inn."