The Unterortl winery
is situated on the steep slopes below Juval Castle
. The owner of the winery is the extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner
, but Martin & Gisela Aurich
have made it one of the best wineries in South Tyrol. And this under particularly difficult conditions: Some of the vineyards are so steep that hardly any mechanical work can be done and most of the work is still done by hand. A unique microclimate
around the Juval Castle Hill, in turn, favours the development of wines with a very special character. About 30,000 bottles
are produced and bottled annually on Unterortl. In addition to viticulture, Unterortl is also known for its high-quality brandies
, which are distilled locally by the Aurich family.