Our winery near Merano/Meran: viticulture with heart and soul
Viticulture – that is our passion. And this was long before we, Erhard and Herta Tutzer, acquired our winery near Merano/Meran in the idyllic village of Marlengo/Marling. More than 50 years ago I, Erhard Tutzer, turned my passion for fine wines into my profession and founded the Tutzer nursery. The basis of high quality wines is a healthy vine.
Cultivating vines that are perfectly adapted to the respective soil has always been my main goal. This philosophy literally bears fruit and has brought the nursery to the top of the Italian market. Numerous wineries in South Tyrol, the rest of Italy, and all over the world, trust in our expertise and choose to plant our young grape. “To get the best out of every single grape,” that was my claim, even back when I was a nursery owner.
Sometimes a dream becomes a reality
To produce my own wine from these vines and to manage my own winery together with my wife Herta near Merano/Meran, had been my dream for a long time. It is thanks to a happy coincidence that our common vision of owning our own winery near Merano/Meran became reality. Through a conversation, we learnt that the Plonerhof in Marlengo/Marling was for sale – it was love at first sight. Tucked into the thousands of years of cultural landscape, sits the historic building, situated in the perfect location above the Merano/Meran valley basin. The view sweeps far over the rugged mountain ranges and the Mediterranean-style valley. If you have ever stood on the panoramic terrace of our winery near Merano/Meran, you know about the very special charm of this location. We certainly were caught under its spell immediately.
Fruit farm turned winery near Merano/Meran
Here, between heaven and earth, was just the right location for our winery near Merano/Meran. We spontaneously made a decision that turned our lives upside down – in a very positive way. In 2004, we took over the Plonerhof in Marlengo/Marling, with the idea to transform the fruit farm into a modern winery above Merano/Meran. At first, we were looked at like we were crazy. Nevertheless, we listened to our gut feeling. We started with nothing and made our dream come true. With laborious work and great enthusiasm, we laid out the vineyard, built dry stone walls, and planted vines – with our guiding principle always in focus: viticulture in harmony with nature.
Preserving the old, exploring the new at our winery near Merano/Meran
With a keen sense of maintaining the historical structure and a passion for detail, we converted the old building into a modern winery above Merano/Meran. A place where we now welcome wine connoisseurs and introduce them to our secrets of wine production as part of our wine tours and tastings. We are particularly proud of this gem at our winery near Merano/Meran: the wine cellar with its own unique flair. The architecture captivates with its successful symbiosis of new modern design elements and traditional stone walls. In this unique ambience, excellent wines mature under optimal conditions. Taste it for yourself and visit our winery in Merano/Meran. An unforgettable wine journey awaits you in a very special place.