For over 50 years we have been continuing on the dream of our grandfather, Hans, in producing our own wine.

Founded in 1956, Hans' focus was selling open wines from the winery to Switzerland. In the 1980’s, his son Toni changed over to marketing bottled wines, and since 2001 he has been supported by his grandson Hannes. Not only have the grapes from the family’s 10 hectares been processed from the onset, but also that of 60 regional grape growers as well. This close cooperation has extended for generations and is essentially responsible for the excellent quality of the wines.

We have been consciously committed to the varietal character of the particular wines with a clear focus on the Bolzano varieties Lagrein and St. Magdalener.

Cantina Rottensteiner


The history of the city of Bolzano is closely tied to viniculture, just as is our family. The return to our ancestry and to the continuation of traditions are important guideposts for our daily work. Five estates are particularly tied to our family and business – each with its own history.


We are convinced that the harmonious feeling that resides in the vineyard and wine cellar is also reflected in the wine itself. Around 100 persons work attentively year-round making certain that the quality of the grapes that goes into the bottle is unaltered, and each of these individuals is important to us. A very careful handling of the grapes in the vineyards and in the wine cellar is an absolute necessity. No wine is bottled if the entire family is not absolutely convinced of it.

Vigneti Rottensteiner

Wine Cellar

The actual quality of the wines is dependent on the slopes where the vines grow. Modern technology should merely support and maintain this. In our wine cellars, tradition meets innovation. 50-year old wooden barrels are lined up next to stainless steel tanks and barrique barrels. We cultivate the individual sites separately as far as possible, in order to select out the best possible characteristics, and to then ultimately compose the final wines.

Cantina Rottensteiner


Our family is one of the oldest wine-growing families in South Tyrol. Our winemaking history began many generations ago, here where the vines grow on the red rock, the porphyry, typical of this region. Our surname is also the namesake of the red rock. Today, Toni, the father, and Hannes, the son, jointly conduct the affairs of the winery, supported by the women in the family. Honesty and authenticity are our most important values in private life and in our work.

Famiglia Rottensteiner