Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, April 21 2022

Alois Lageder

By: Anthony Gismondi
Higher living

Winemaking has been a part of the Alois Lageder family history for more than one-hundred and fifty years and six generations.

After many years of growing organically, the family took the winery one step beyond, dedicating it to biodynamic viticulture in 2004 across its fifty-plus hectares of vines. As a result, the land is more than Demeter certified. The vineyards are alive with birds and insects. During the winter, as part of a local Transhumance programme, a herd of cows roam the property yielding unexpected positive results. The family is featured throughout the video as we explore their journey in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy. We discovered how a meeting with Robert Mondavi inspired the Lageder family to change their approach to winemaking and plan for the future. We invite you to see the lush, vibrant vineyards and the Vineria & Restaurant Paradeis, all beautiful expressions of their holistic approach and emphasis on a slower pace of living. 

In our April newsletter, Alison Spurrell writes about Transhumance related to the coveted mountain cheeses that result from the tradition. Read it here

In British Columbia, see the challenge and results of Transhumance at Covert Farms in Oliver, which they use as part of their regenerative farming programme. 

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 25 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million monthly users from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource full of tasting notes, intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.