BIO Organic Producer – Lehengut
„Organic is my dream come true.“
An ecological paradise
Loosening the soil
Protection from hail damage
Thomas can’t do all the work alone
With son Lorenz on his arm
Thomas Plack's tenant farm is in the village of Colsano at the foot of the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. He took the reins here at the age of 19 after his father's untimely death. At the time he had already completed his training at the Laimburg technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in South Tyrol. Thomas now grows organic apples and makes organic wine on this family farm. He has chosen mainly red varieties in his orchards, which have been organic since 2006. Having a healthy product was a key consideration in converting the farm. "At the end of the day you want to be sure about what you're eating." That's what Thomas tirelessly works for all year round. He enjoys pruning the trees to manage structure and yield. He likes keeping an eye on his orchards and loves harvest time, work which is done entirely by hand. "When you see beautiful apples, you fill with pride."
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 juicy all-terrain
For a small snack between meals or used in many ways in the kitchen and bakery: The Braeburn is a true all-terrain. Be patient with it, as it develops its full aroma only after several storage months.
November - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing