Nals Margreid is a co-operative, or Cantina Sociale in Italian, which has around 138 members, farming 160 hectares of land. Since 1932 the winery has been at the forefront of winemaking in this part of Italy, Alto Adige. The winery is found in the beautiful village of Nals, and is quite a stunning piece of modern architecture in one of Italy's most dramatic wine regions, in the heart of the Dolomites in the Pre-Alps. The stunning vineyards are located on the hillsides reaching 800M in elevation. The wines are noted for their crystalline purity: to paraphrase world-renowned wine writer and Italian wine guru Nicolas Belfrage MW, the wines taste like drinking from a cool mountain stream.
Nals Margreid produces a huge variety of wines from all the local varieties, Kerner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling Italico, Moscato Giallo, Pinot Grigio etc, but they are most renowned for their Pinot Biancos, with the top of the range being their single-vineyard Sirmian, which at the last count had won Gambero Rosso's top award 'Tre Bicchieri' ten years in a row, and White Wine of the Year for their 2012 - quite an accomplishment.