Cooperation with the suppliers to our winery is based on the region’s traditional honor purchase system. Today we collaborate in a spirit of trust and close cooperation with about 80 contract grape growers from the whole of Alto Adige. As part of another tradition, local mountain farmers drive their cattle, sheep and donkeys down to the valley from the high-level pastures at the end of summer, and some of them find good grazing in our vineyards during the autumn and winter months. Other alliances benefit the organic-certified restaurant in our Vineria Paradeis. To ensure the constant availability of fresh fruit and vegetables, we have to find farmers who work according to biodynamic principles and can provide us with fresh seasonal produce.
Josef is the father of four girls and the proud proprietor of the Vogelmaierhof. He is particularly pleased that Alois Lageder’s Moscato Giallo is named after his vineyard. The partnership that began with his father fifty years ago is still in place today. Most of his vines are trained using the traditional pergola system and make an attractive sight in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Caldaro.
“Personal contact with the Lageder family has always been important to me,” says the active farmer. “In some ways the people at the winery, who have supported us as loyal partners for many years now, know my vineyard better than I do. I think it’s important that Alois and Clemens find the time to form their own picture of my vineyard.”
Michael was literally born to work on the farm. His grandfather took over the farm that Michael is now running in its third generation. He was a helpful with the farmwork while still a child. He still remembers his collaboration with Luis von Dellemann, Alois Lageder´s brother in law and the estate’s long-serving oenologist and winemaker, as well as Alois Lageder’s sister Wendelgard. He has always had a close personal relationship with the wine estate.
Herbert today continues his father’s legacy together with his wife Margit and their son Alexander. “My father delivered his grapes to the winery, and the agreement has been maintained ever since”. This year he is embarking on a new challenge: the introduction of organic methods. “The winery has motivated me to take this step,” he confirms.
“For the last forty harvests almost, we have supplied our grapes to the estate,” says Bruno. “From the beginning it has been a very friendly relationship. I see our partnership as a kind of symbiosis: I need the winery and the winery needs me – like a chain in which every link is necessary to make it complete and give it strength,” says a satisfied Bruno.
“With the cows integrated in the biodynamic processes on the estate, they have a unique opportunity to remain outdoors 365 days a year. The alliance also helps solve the problem of feed shortages, which are often a headache for stock farmers,” Alexander from the Engelhorn cheese dairy explains. “I enjoy cooperation with the wine estate above all as a valuable source of personal enrichment at the human level. The simple and humble manner with which the Lageder family work on the basis of biodynamic principles has opened the door for me and my farm to a mode of operation with which I was not previously familiar.”
The Lageder family has worked in wine production for already six generations. Today, the winery is run by Alois and Alois Clemens Lageder.
We are committed to the biodynamic agriculture, which respects human beings, animals and the natural cycles and incorporates them into our work.
Sustainable construction, healthy building materials and renewable energies: the new winery made us pioneers in Alto Adige.