"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."


Wine as an art form – discover our wine estate in South Tyrol

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle’s wise words may also be applied to wine, or so we believe. Wine is the direct result of a complex combination of soil, grape type, honest work and weather. The certain “je ne sais quoi” of a wine – where does it come from? Could it be a winegrower’s lifeblood, which makes all the difference?

Pföstl wine estate is a little wine estate in South Tyrol. The love for wine is the motivation behind the fine site wines grown and produced here, in new facilities in Scena/Schenna near Merano/Meran.

The men behind Pföstl wine estate

Pföstl wine estate is a dream come true, a dream of two friends who have grown up together and have known each other since early childhood: Stefan Pföstl and Georg Weger.

Georg’s roots on his mother’s side lead back to the Pföstl family. Today, Georg works on the vineyard and processes the grapes in the cellar. The love for wine pointed him towards this profession. Stefan, on the other hand, is a host out of passion; nevertheless, his heart beats for wine. Stefan takes care of the sales and, whenever time permits, helps on the vineyard and in the cellar.

Our wines

Our wines can be divided in two lines: the vineyard line with the grape- or wine labelling and the selection line, carrying the additional label “Valpitan”. Valpitan is the nearly forgotten name of the farmland surrounding our little wine cellar. The name has Romanic roots and can be translated into “valley on steep trail”.

Stefan Pföstl
Stefan Pföstl
Pföstl wine
Pföstl wine
Georg Weger
Georg Weger

Shop & Direct Sale

South Tyrolean gourmet treats for your loved ones

Come and visit us in our family-run Pföstl delicatessen and butcher's in the centre of Schenna. Alternatively, check out our online shop www.gusta.it for useful tips and suggestions relating to our products. Simply order wine and delicacies online and before you know it, South Tyrolean quality will be knocking on your door!

Vineyard line



Vivid white wine, gentle, fruity bouquet with aromas of banana, apple, pear and citrus fruit
  • Recommendation: with light starters, poultry such as turkey or guinea fowl and fish
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 11°C


Fresh, spicy flavour with aromas of gooseberry and elderflower
  • Recommendation: ideal with vegetable starters, risotto and asparagus
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 11°C


Spicy, rich white wine with notes of rose leafs, clove, litchi and tropical fruits
  • Recommendation: with lobster, fish dishes and Asian cuisine; ideal with desserts
  • Serving temperature: 11 to 12°C


Rich, full-bodied red wine with aromas of blackcurrant, violet and black pepper
  • Recommendation: with red meat, especially game and spicy cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C


Vigorous, low in tannin red wine with flavours of almond, violet and cherry.
  • Recommendation: this wine goes with the savoury South Tyrolean cuisine, Mediterranean appetizers, and white meat.
  • Serving temperature: 12-14°C


Intensively smooth red wine with soft body and flavours of wild berries and mahaleb cherries.
  • Recommendation: this wine goes with classic meat dishes, strong and ripened cheese.
  • Serving temperature: 17-18°C

Selection line



Vivid, tannin-free red wine with a scent of almonds, violets, cherries and blackcurrant
  • Recommendation: with savoury South Tyrolean specialties, Mediterranean starters, white meat
  • Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C

Merlot Riserva

Full-bodied, powerful red wine with a fine wooden aroma and a complex flavour of forest berries
  • Recommendation: with classic meat dishes, game and mature cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C

Cabernet Riserva

Rich, full-bodied red wine with aromas of blackcurrant and spices, fermented in barrique barrels
  • Recommendation: with red meat and mature cheese
  • Serving temperature: 17 to 18°C

Chardonnay Valpitan

Elegant, dense white wine with a hint of ripe fruits and toasted bread.
  • Recommendation: this wine goes with grilled fish and white meat.
  • Serving temperature: 10-11°C

Pinot blanc Valpitan

Vigorous, dense Pinot blanc: its complex fragrance reminds of apples and citrus.
  • Recommendation: this wine goes with antipasti (appetizers) and pasta dishes.
  • Serving temperature: 10-11°C


The environs of Merano

1. The vineyards near Merano/Meran

The environs of Merano/Meran hold excellent sites, which are perfect for a whole range of grape types: from Merlot and Cabernet in the warmest areas not far from the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, to the typical Merano/Meran grape in Scena/Schenna and Lana, to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco/Weißburgunder and Blauburgunder, growing in small vineyards with spectacular views of the spa town Merano/Meran.
Age of the vines: up to 40 years

2. The vineyards of Oltradige/Überetsch

The excellent red wine sites, located mainly around Caldaro Lake/Kalterer See, at a height of 250 to 400 m above sea level, make for elegant, sound wines, from the classic Kalterersee to Merlot to the charismatic Cabernet. White wines like Pinot Grigio grow at higher altitudes.
Age of the vines: up to 50 years

3. The vineyards Pochi/Buchholz above Salorno/Salurn in the South

The superb grapes of Chardonnay, Blauburgunder and Gewürztraminer grow at about 500 m above sea level, in red clay soil on sloping terrain, exposed to the afternoon sun.
Age of the vines: 10 to 60 years

Committed winemakers through and through

“The people behind it all”

For Stefan Pföstl and Georg Weger, the Pföstl winery in Schenna was a dream come true. We are childhood friends, as we grew up within a stone's throw of each other. Georg is connected to the  Pföstl family on his mother's side. He works the vineyards and processes the grapes in the cellar. I'm Stefan and a dedicated restaurateur. Having said this, my biggest passion is wine. Nowadays, I look after sales and when time permits I help in the vineyard or in the cellar.

Stefan and Georg
Stefan and Georg


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Strada Vecchia 14
I-39017 Scena near Merano BZ
T: +39 0473 230760 .info@weingut-pfoestl.com