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Peter Zemmer

A traditional family-owned winery situated in the lowlands of Alto Adige, which has established itself as a characteristic wine area by generations of winegrowers.
A traditional family-owned winery situated in the lowlands of Alto Adige, which has established itself as a characteristic wine area by generations of winegrowers. For almost a century now, viticulture has been a part of their family and enthusiasm for wine is still deeply embedded in their hearts. They attach great importance to the production of natural wines that accurately reflect its character of origin and expressively unite the unique terrain.

History


In 1928, Peter Zemmer, the great uncle of the present winemaker of the same name, established the winery. Vineyards and wineries in the best locations around Cortina s.s.d.v. in the lowlands of Alto Adige have been part of the winery since then. Helmut Zemmer, the founder’s nephew, has been working in the business for a long time and after the early death of his uncle in 1969, he took over the winery. He has since turned into one of the leading companies in the region. Now his son Peter continues the legacy in the interest of his family. Peter Zemmer’s precious experience, detailed and innovative knowledge, together with the perfect natural environment, guarantee the quality and the expressive character of the wines, in harmony with the surrounding nature.


Location


“The expressiveness and the character of my wines always depend on the soil.”

The area in and around Cortina s.s.d.v. offers the ideal breeding ground for high quality white wines and authentic red wines. Peter Zemmer knows his land, his vines, and climatic conditions like the back of his hand and how to best work the soil. The authentic wines thus combine closeness to nature and inspiration.


Cellar


“My main interest is the preservation of the original character of the wines. This can only be achieved by carefully monitoring the vines and supporting their natural growth.”


For generations, the winery Peter Zemmer has been pressing wines of best quality reflecting the alpine character of the growing region. It is their aim to process the healthy grapes as naturally as possible by using modern and innovative technology. The expressive character of the wines is formed in the vineyard. Intensive nurturing of the grapevines as well as careful selection are the essential prerequisites for authentic wines.

After the harvest, the grapes are carefully crushed, fermented and matured in the cellar, always with the greatest respect for nature. The storage on fine yeast gives their wines the balance and texture. The extraordinary wines with vineyard character age in large as well as small oak barrels, developing into the finest wines. Peter Zemmer attaches great importance to the production of natural wines that accurately reflect their character of origin and expressively unite the unique terrain. The fascinating interplay between tradition and innovation, man and the surroundings, sense and sensuality finds expression in the passion and sensitivity with which Peter Zemmer brings his wines to life.




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