In and around Bolzano, the first organic wineries in South Tyrol have emerged. They are characterized not only by their basic ecological attitude, but also by a pronounced self-confidence. Which is why their wines all have great originality. Moreover, their turning away from chemistry has encouraged many other producers in South Tyrol to take a greener path in wine production.
At the end of the 1970s, Rainer Loacker, father of Hayo & Franz Josef Loacker, decided to take up viticulture and it was clear to him from the beginning that he wanted to do it biodynamically. Actually nothing spoke for this decision. There was hardly any practical experience with organic viticulture. Instead of approval, newcomers at that time tended to be ridiculed by their colleagues, and economically for Rainer Loacker it was also an exchange of a secure existence with the imponderables of a completely new challenge.