The story of Dornach estate begins 5000 years ago, around the time settlements were first found in the area, the first documented trace of the term “Dornachhof” (the hill of Dornach) dating back to 1288. In 1836 Anton von Gemini zu Kreuzhof acquired Dornach, his son Max shaping the estate with terraced vineyards and the typical ancient stone walls. The last heirs of the Hausmann family, were three sisters who inherited Dornach in 1980 and after years of effort and dedication completed the renovation of the estate. Today, the heirs of the Von Hausmann and the Von Gelmini families look after the vineyards and the property. Patrick began the conversion to organic farming in 2008 - when the estate’s grapes were again used for its own production - and began applying biodynamic principles to the agriculture. Biodynamics is much more than a simple farming technique. Dornach experience it as a broad development process that involves vineyards, vegetable gardens, animals and finally engages the human element
Ansitz Dornach 1000cm3 Bianco
A white wine, made of our PIWI varietals (Solaris, Bronner, Souvignier gris) New flavours: exotic fruits to drink!
„PIWI“ is a German abbreviation and stands for fungus resistant grape varieties. These were created by crossing European grape varieties and American and Asiatic fungus resistant varietals. PIWI varietals represent for sure the best choice to do something against pollution. Sustainable viticulture is possible! PIWI is reality and the only way to use no chemicals and to decrease soil pollution by also running less your tractor.
PIWI varietals are the future of sustainable and ecological wine making for us.
Ansitz Dornach’s storybegan 5,000 years ago with the first settlements found in the Dornach area. The first mention of the “Dornachhof” (farm Dornach) by Count Mainardo II Count of Tyrol and Duke of Carinthia (founder of Tyrol) was in 1288. In 1836, Anton von Gelmini zu Kreuzhof bought Dornach. It will be his son Maxto create the individual terraced vineyards divided by the characteristic dry stone walls that still characterizes the estate. The last progeny of the Hausmann family (married to the Gelmini family zu Kreuzhof), three sisters, inherited Dornach in 1980 and following years of commitment and dedication completed the restoration of the estate.
The present day see the heirs of the Von Hausmann and von Gelmini families taking care of the estate and the vineyards. Since 2008, when Patrick Uccelli joined the company, he began converting to organic farming and developing the agricultural organism according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture.Biodynamic agriculture is experienced as something much deeper than a mere agricultural technique. For Patrick, it represents a process of development, which passes from vineyards, to gardens, to animals to reach all of us.