The gothic castle is situated on a gentle hillside in the heart of a estate of outstanding natural beauty.
It is not by chance that our ancestors chose this place: the high quality soils and the favourable position provide the prerequisites for a high-quality viticulture and a wonderful estate.
The gently exposed areas to the east and to the south at the foot of the mountains lie between 450 and 550m above sea level. The hillside location permits strong temperature fluctuations between day and night; this, together with the soil structure of lime gravel and porphyry weathering soil provide the perfect conditions for high-quality viticulture.
The 13 hectare estate is located directly around the castle with 7 hectares of vineyards. Wine has been cultivated here by the counts Khuen-Belasi since 1640. Today, the company is run by Johannes and Maria Khuen-Belasi.
Until 1930, the estate had its own winery, then it acted as a supplier of a significant local cooperative. In the year 2012 was the decision to reinstate the winery and in 2014 the first vintage of the Englar wine was bottled.
Englar wines are made exclusively with grapes from these very vineyards and are processed and bottled directly on the estate.
Our goal is excellent wines; and these require the balanced growth of grapevines in a healthy environment, with the right grape varieties matched the soil texture and microclimate and the right choice of trellising. We attach great importance to natural methods of grape cultivation and employ careful methods to achieve the distinctive character of each type of wine we produce. We have consciously worked to reduce the yield per hectare of grapes in order to ensure the harvest of high-quality grapes.
Contact: Johannes count Khuen-Belasi
Location: St. Michael – Eppan a.d. Weinstraße, Province Bozen, South Tyrol
Oenologist: Johannes Pichler
Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer,
Vernatsch, Pinot Noir.
Operating area: 13 hectares, including 8 of hectares of vineyards.
Tour, tasting and wine purchase available by appointment.