ANNO DI FONDAZIONE1874
VITIGNI COLTIVATIAll the principal representative varieties in the viti-vinicultural panorama of the Autonomous Province of Trento
The Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige, was founded on the 12th of January 1874, when the Tyrolean Regional Diet at Innsbruck decided to open in San Michele all’Adige an agricultural school and a research centre. Today the agricultural surface area is equal to approximately 120 hectares with an additional 80 hectares of woods and unproductive plots. The soils are distributed on a dozen farm bodies localized in the most important agricultural areas of Trentino. The Istituto Agrario not only performs productive and transformation activities, but also plays a supporting role in the experimental, educational and demonstrative activities carried out by the other centres of the Edmund Mach Foundation. The cellar is located inside an ancient Augustinian monastery of the XII century and represents an important historical-architectural site, as well as a valuable testimony to the Trentino vine-oenological tradition. Over time the cellar was expanded several times. The current structure combines history, charm and rational modernity. It consists of state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, a small distillery and a special department for the classic method sparkling wine production. The goal is to produce a range of products obtained from the fruit of the best vineyards and offer wines that reflect the entire oenological panorama of the Trento province.