Founded in 1956, Hans' focus was selling open wines from the winery to Switzerland. In the 1980’s, his son Toni changed over to marketing bottled wines, and since 2001 he has been supported by his grandson Hannes. Not only have the grapes from the family’s 10 hectares been processed from the onset, but also that of 60 regional grape growers as well. This close cooperation has extended for generations and is essentially responsible for the excellent quality of the wines. "Drink with pleasure" is the principle that guides the work of the Rottensteiner family. Hannes aims at the creation of elegant wines but they must be also pleasant to drink and at the same time an authentic expression of terroir. For this reason he works mainly with the native vines of the Bolzano basin, lagrein and schiava, and produces varietal wines. In recent years he has been investing a lot of energy in the production of white and sweet wines to expand the offer of his winery.