Tröpfltalhof
Kaltern

    Why this name?

    Rarely speaks a name so clearly. The stream trickles only, most of the water that inevitably comes down from the mountain, goes on top of the ground. Here the stream is only a trickle, if not entirely absent, in dry, hot summer weeks.


    I try around a lot, know my way. My dream is to produce a wine from untreated grapes, even without biological pesticides. I'm working patiently. Part of the vineyard I have reserved for testing.

    Rhythm is power: as the sun purports the annual rhythm, as well my vines get teas and biodynamic preparations in regular intervals. If I have the feeling that the vines need additional support, I will strengthen them even with homeopathic treatments.
    It is my intention to develop my feeling for nature. This works best if I border all the treatments through the vineyards, spreading with the knapsack sprayer.

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    spreading biodynamic preparations
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    spreading biodynamic preparations

    For 25 years, my attempts have been running, as a mountain guide I have a long
    breath. First, I took care of the ground vegetation.
    At a time when few did, I let it flourish between the rows of vines. Colorful mixed sown cover crop bloomers have helped.


    After a few summers it has settled to normal growth, as usual on a healthy lawn and harmonized soil. It blooms and grows, and in between is a whole universe of insects feels comfortable.

    I am being consistent and do much by hand, have only a few machines.
    This is only possible if you can help as a family together.


    Wine from Tröpfltalhof is still a insider tip, it does not exist on every corner.
    But from the winery you can buy wine at almost any time.

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    Vines with sowing
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    biodinamic winegarden with sowing
    Herzlich Willkommen am Tröpfltalhof.