Indipendent winegrowers in Marlengo
In addition to the large Merano/Meran wine cooperative, there are also free winegrowers in Marlengo/Marling who press their own grapes, for example the Plonerhof, Popphof, Gruberhof and Pardellerhof-Montin who all produce excellent red and white wines in their own wine cellars. These independent vintners only process the grapes grown on their own slopes. The Eichenstein vineyard, whose wines are served at the Hotel Restaurant Oberwirt, is another free winegrower in Marlengo. The Geier Bernhard vineyard is the steepest in South Tyrol, for which reason the sparkling wine lovingly and carefully produced there is known as “Steil” (or steep).