The origins of Kuenhof date back to the 12th century. It was then owned by the Bishop of Brixen. About 200 years ago, Peter Pliger’s great-grandfather bought the estate and since then it has been owned by the family. In 1991, there was a careful restoration of the building and old wine cellar. Originally, the forefathers of the family processed the grapes for their family inn.
Afterwords, they have supplied the wine cellars of Neustift’s Abbey. Since 1990, Peter and Brigitte Pliger have been making their own wine. The mostly steep south eastern locations are in the Eisack valley, the most northern of Italy’s wine-growing areas.
At an elevation of 550 to 700 meters above sea level, the grapes grow on a total area of 6 hectares. A maximum of 5,000 liters of wine is produced from about 8,000 vines per hectare. At present, 35,000 bottles are bottled annually.