Cantina Terlano

Terlano is a wine-growing village located halfway between South Tyrol’s main towns of Merano and Bolzano where the Adige river flows through a wide valley in a south-easterly direction. The village and vineyards nestle against the red porphyry rock of Monte Tschöggl on the orographically left side of the valley.   

Cantina Terlano is a cooperative, with Georg Höller as Chairman and Hansjörg Hafner as his deputy. Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 165 hectares.   

Despite its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine. The new modern winery produces 30 percent red and 70 percent white wines, all of them of DOC quality (Controlled Designation of Origin).

Here in Italy’s northernmost province, Alpine peaks go hand in hand with Mediterranean scenery, the German with the Italian language and centuries-old local traditions with an open eye for the modern world.