About This Vineyard
Situated in the midst of the hills surrounding the Lake of Caldaro in the far north of Italy, the Manincor estate was founded in 1606 by the colourfully named Hieronymus Manincor zu Ehrenhausen. The ancestors of today’s owner, Count Michael Goëss-Enzenberg, became related to Manincor zu Ehrenhausen in 1662 through marriage, so there is a direct lineage of some 350 years. Count Michael has owned and run Manincor since 1977, in which time it has become the largest estate winery in the Süd Tirol.
A brand new winery opened in 2004, built substantially beneath the vineyards, so as not to disturb the landscape of the area. A multitude of small organic vineyard parcels is farmed, at 220 – 500 metres above sea level, with a wide variety of soils. Winemaking is as natural as possible, and the slope of the cellar site is utilised to move grapes and must by gravity though the winemaking process. Three ranges of organic wines are produced, poetically described as ‘Hand – Scooped out from the soil,’ ‘Heart – Cultivated with love,’ and ‘Crown – Developed without compromise’.