Formed in 1907 Kellerei St Pauls is a cooperative which today has over 200 members. The winegrowing families that make up the St. Pauls winery cultivate their vineyards with great care, predominantly by hand – 185 hectares of the best locations in one of the most picturesque wine areas of South Tyrol. Lying protected on the south side of the Alps and enjoying 1800 hours of sunshine a year, well aired by the downdraught from the Mendel range and benefitting from a high diurnal range, their vineyards are well-positioned to deliver consistently high-quality grapes.
The winery’s entire production and office areas benefit from modern, energy-efficient machinery, and since 2010 they have also had a 700-m² photovoltaic system that provides around 60% of their electricity requirements. The cellar on the other hand dates back to 1907, and its four-floor layout was very innovative for its time – the entire pressing process is gravity-aided over a height of 22 metres, reducing the use of pumps, meaning a more delicate treatment of the wine and the saving of unnecessary energy use.