About us

...for over 100 years

Joie de vivre 

From the very first sip

In 1907, a love for wine and their dedication to winegrowing prompted thirty-six farmers from St. Pauls, Missian, Eppan-Berg and Unterrain to take a joint step towards the future by founding the St. Pauls wine cooperative.

Flexibility was paramount in the first years of the cooperative as, until the completion of the new building, the grape harvest would be stored with private winegrowers as well as in the rented cellar space of the “Schwarzer Adler” inn. The originators finally managed to obtain two superimposed cellars, a fermenting cellar and a workroom, an office and an apartment for the use of the cellar master. Within a few years a further thirty members joined the pioneers in St. Pauls and the cellars were equipped with what was the latest machinery for the time. Dedication and passion were joined by quality as a new guiding principle. The following decades saw a growth not only in membership but also in the quantity of the grapes delivered and stored.

To permit a more delicate processing, the grapes have since the middle of the 1960s been introduced into vats or tubs in the wine cellar without mashing. Previously the usual process had been to tread the grapes in the vineyards with bare feet.

In the following years, new and updated working equipment, as well as the enlargement of the wine cellar buildings, allowed for constant further development and increased production, always with the strictest observance of quality, right until today. This convivial winemaking community today has over 200 farming members and at least two dozen employees, who collectively live their love for wine each day.

A journey through the history of a community

St. Pauls winery in figures

Wine cellar

A cellar of character for wines of character

The old walls of our winery also build bridges: from the grapes to the finished wine, from yesterday to today. Centuries-old traditions and the state of the art all combine to ensure each of our wines receives the right treatment – the depths of our wine cellar contain not only modern steel tanks, but also large, aged wooden barrels. Next to these, our leading red and white wines mature over the months and years in the small oak barrels of the barrique cellar in a perfect symbiosis of fruit and wood.

Historic cellars in the centre of St. Pauls

The old walls of the winery


A bunker for sparkling wine

Just outside the village, by the Paulsner Feld, our bunker has stood guard since 1937 – having never had (luckily) to fulfil its original purpose: indeed, after World War II it was actually inhabited for a short period of time. It was repurposed at the end of the 1970s, as the constant temperature and humidity inside the bunker has allowed it since 1979 to be used for the making of sparkling wine. Within the walls, several metres thick, over 70,000 bottles are stored: four different vintages of the much-prized Praeclarus.


We are the team of St. Pauls winery 

Board of Directors

Our 11-member board of directors represents our members and will  be elected every 3 years.

In the picture (L to R)

Leimegger Bernhard, Call Erika, Haas Oswald, Folie Karlheinz, Bauer Franziska, Mederle Georg, Kössler Magdalena, Marschall Georg, Plunger Thomas, Endrizzi Rudolf.

Missing in the photo: Ohnewein Daniel


The sales representatives, under the leadership of Tobias Leimgruber, set off every day to look after our customers and share with them our love of wine. They organise wine presentations, specialist tastings and more besides, while also assisting with order transactions.

Tobias Leimgruber
Sales director
(in the middle)
Tel: +39 0471 18077 00

Jasmin Priller
Field sales, South Tyrol (East and North), Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Belluno
Tel: +39 0471 18 077 00

Klemens Schwarzer
Field sales, South Tyrol (West and South)
Tel: +39 0471 18 077 00

Wine store

Our wine store staff are on hand to offer you friendly and expert advice. You can taste and buy practically all of our wines all year round. We also know exactly which wine will suit each occasion or meal.

We also offer weekly wine seminars and other events such as vineyard tours or visits to the bunker where our sparkling wine is kept.

 You can find detailed information on our current events here.

You can find our opening hours here

 In the picture (L to R) 

Peter Rautscher

Carmen Mölgg

Walter Pergher

Anna Ebner (Wine Store Manager)

Tel: +39 0471 18077 10


The offices of the winery are staffed by nine employees and administrative director Peter Andergassen. This team manages all the winery’s administrative affairs and keeps in touch with clients, suppliers, official bodies and members.

In the picture (L to R): Monika Burger, Gerlinde Morandell, Anita Marschall, Peter Andergassen, Lisa Pomella, Vera Raifer, Elisabeth Zublasing, Daniela Überbacher, Lisa Villgrater. 

Monika Burger
Quality Management and Safety Issues
Tel: +39 0471 18077 29

Gerlinde Morandell
Sales Assistant, Overseas
Tel: +39 0471 18077 03

Anita Marschall
Tel: +39 0471 18077 13

Peter Andergassen
Administrative Director
Tel: +39 0471 18077 06

Vera Raifer
Quality management
Tel: +39 0471 18077 29

Elisabeth Zublasing
Membership Affairs and Wine Legislation
Tel: +39 0471 18077 15

Daniela Überbacher 
Back Office
Tel: +39 0471 18077 05

Missing in the photo:

Alexandra Obkircher
Internal Sales, South Tyrol and Europe
Tel: +39 0471 18077 02

Alexander Schwarz
Membership Affairs and Wine Legislation
Tel: +39 0471 18077 15

Martina Tallon
Communication & PR
Tel: +39 0471 18077 23

Doris Braun
Internal Sales, Italy
Tel: +39 0471 18077 01


Our cellar team takes care of advicing our members in the vineyard, to the delivery of the grapes, from the preparation and bottling of the wine right up to delivery to our customers.

 In the picture (L to R)

Hannes Eisenstecken (Cellar Employee)

Tommaso Stefanini (Cellar Employee)

Johannes Pichler (Agronomist)
Tel: +39 0471 18077 00

Nicolas Coutarel (Storeroom and Shipping)

Philipp Zublasing (Winemaker)
Tel: +39 0471 1807700

Graziano Giuliani (Winemaker)
Tel: +39 0471 18077 00

Nicholas Dorigato (Cellar Employee)

Konrad Zublasing (Bottling)

Klaus Pircher (Director, Bottling)

Markus Plunger (Cellar Employee & shipping)

Missing in the photo:
Luca Ferrari (Cellar Employee)
Gufler Martin Josef (Storeroom and Shipping)

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