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.