There are long rows of vines above Lake Kaltern in Jinm Tyrol in northern Italy. In one of the slopes sdl vinastv Winegut Niklas. Family business, a generation of wine. Dieter learned to take care of everything from his father Joseph, today in his knowledge before Michael.
It is our family wealth, to Dieter Slva. And his son, estnctilet Michael, is just nodding. tte double conversation between father and son.
How many lahv kad rok hundred?
Dieter: We make 50 thousand bottles of ron. edest percent of production makes you blnno, tyicet erven. June we grow around Lake Kaltern. Bl vna can grow a little in, and up to 600 meters above me. Z blch vn mme Rulandsk bl, Kerner, Sauvignon. Z ervench Vernatsch, Lagrein, Cabernet, Merlot. Seven types, but we have different series of classics and reserves. Jin Tyrol is a region where you are very good. We have 2,000 mountains here, but the warm air from the sea is blowing here. Warm days and cold nights in Svd.
Kam vude vno vyvte?
Dieter: We sell the most in Italy and Austria, but we send it all over the world. For example, Kerner takes me to Japan. Kerner and Vernatsch travel to America. We are also available in Czech at the Wine Food Market in Prague.
How does an Italian producer get vna on the Japanese market?
Dieter: We visit regular high-voltage exhibitions and one of them was approached by a small import from Japan. Pr Kerner very long throw to sui. We’ve been taking it to California for twenty years, and now we have those imports there. Travel to Australia.
And what about the son? Michael, do you enjoy it so much?
Michael: Yes, very much. I grew up in a vineyard. In the cellar he gave me a taste of burk, in the vineyard my belly and I rode a tractor, shut off the water when it was watering, tasted the grapes. Dalm’s step then was to help make it. By following the efforts of the thanksgiving and the father, you will gain a lot of experience, including precision, to avoid. That’s why I started studying agricultural agriculture. In the first two years, there is a general overview of agriculture on the bike. After two years, you have to choose from the following fields: forestry, cattle care or viticulture. Of course, I chose vinastv. I enjoy it, in the vineyard I help my father and grandfather from childhood and together we go out together. I want to continue the family tradition.
Are you satisfied that your son is continuing your work?
Dieter: Very. I inherited it from my father. However, he processed only 30 percent of the production of vna, the rest was handed over to the pulp. After I finished my studies, I gradually began to process all my blood. We have always been a farm family, and I grew up and was even the chairman of the local wine industry for 30 years. Whoever has planted the first plant in the family, let’s not see. But below we are building something new, for example we built a new modern building, where you can order a tasting. We have those apartments that we rent.
What does the cooperation between father and son look like?
Dieter: Michael’s son convinced me, and I’ll try to do it another way. To leave him in the barrels, even with the skin, which I have so far refused.
Michael: At the arrest, I asked you to leave me 50 and 100 kg to give me a try. We talked about it a lot, I got the court and the support that if it doesn’t work out, let’s come up with another project. And I have to honor that it was a lot of fun. I consulted a lot with it, but I thought it was my product. It was currently working on his own project.
Dieter: It was a win-win situation for me too. I learned a lot, I fully understood a different process of making vna. To cast Michael’s sight, we gave him another vintage, not mine. Let’s not call him Kerner, because that’s my name. But we gave him the name Without.
Are you on him?
Dieter: It was a very interesting collaboration. Fruit fruit is formed, which is mineral. It is strong, has a good taste and is great to eat. But it’s not an aperitif.
How to approach biodynamic vnm?
Dieter: It’s a lifestyle. We do not have a certificate that we are not officially biodynamic, but for a long time it is in accordance with the sale and our conscience. That’s how I grew up in that. I got this land from my father and I dedicate it to my children. That means I want her to be in good shape. Such is our philosophy. My father used chemistry 50 years ago to destroy the permanence around him, but I tried to prove that it works without it. Let us grape the grapes, but only by organic postik. But they are not as aggressive in chemical contact as they were 50 years ago. Let’s break the run, it’s almost all over Jinm Tyrol.
Around Lake Kaltern is the famous wine region. Is there a tradition to honor?
Michael: My father and children, along with other vineyards, come under the river, come for him and a hundred vineyards from Lake Garda. Their meetings usually look like they bring an old archival material, which they remember: Do they remember how the whole summer washed through ten years ago and how it affected the taste of wine? It is very difficult for me. Rd meet them. Some archives are very good, others are two. And to open them under everything, for example in our cellar we have three thousand archive bottles from here and thanks.
Is it even possible to buy a vineyard in Jinm Tyrol today?
Dieter: It’s very expensive. At Lake Kaltern, pay 80 thousand euros (2.06 million crowns) for one hectare of vineyards. In Austria, 20 and 40 thousand.