The family business is run by Franz Praztner, his wife Bernadette and their two daughters Magdalena and Michaela. They carry forward the Pratzner family tradition with enormous enthusiasm. In the past, the Praztners cultivated Vernatsch (Schiava) for diners at their family-run inn.
Franz and Bernadette believed strongly in their project, to transform this vocation into their profession. Today we taste the proof. In the cellar where the wines mature and develop their individual characteristics, we find Franz, the wine-maker. He cares for his wines with enormous passion, monitoring every stage of their progress, making sure they all reach their maximum potential. Franz: “Wine has the personality of an infant child: delicate, vulnerable and free. Each needs to be accompanied along their path to maturity. During this period of their lives we share those times which are sometimes beautiful and sometimes difficult, until they have arrived at the moment they are ready to stand on their own.”
His wife Bernadette, on the other hand, is a person who loves being in contact with nature. It comes as no surprise, then, that she spends most of her time in the open air and among the vines. Bernadette: “Like butterflies, coloured and fragile, hey develop like hungry little larva; and so it is that the wine is born. From the buds of old vines sprout the same vivid array of colours!”
Today the younger generation is broadening its horizons: both daughters are finishing their studies and have already had precious experience in other situations – experience they fully intend to bring into the family business.