The eponymous Alois Lageder winery was founded over 150 years ago in Alto Adige, Italy’s most northern wine growing region. Here Alois Lageder grows grapes on steep Dolomite slopes with varied micro-climates that provide distinct vineyard sites—ideal for producing a wide variety of wines. Alois Lageder produces nearly 30 wines. In 1934, the family acquired the Löwengang estate in Magrè and subsequently acquired other vineyards in prime positions in Alto Adige. Since the 1980s the current, fifth generation Alois Lageder’s innovative ideas and strategies, and pioneering practices such as “quality rather than quantity” have led the movement to improve Alto Adige’s wine industry. Alois Lageder plays a leading role in recognizing and developing Alto Adige’s single vineyard wines. His winemaking philosophy is founded on a holistic approach with the goal of making wines with authentic character while leaving the natural environment as intact as possible for future generations. Alois Lageder wines are produced via sustainable, biodynamic, and organic farming methods and express the many nuances of the region’s microclimates and soils. Alois Lageder practices site-specific viticulture here, where quality starts with the soil, composed of dolomitic rock, glacial moraine and porphry, and slopes range from gentle to steep. The family has 156 acres of vineyards, in addition to fruit purchased from long-term contracted grape farmers on select sites.