Ascari Enoteca is excited to announce our next guest for Up Close & Personal will be coming all the way from Alto Adige and representing one of our favourite winemakers, Alois Lageder. On Monday, September 28th from 6:30pm onward, Urs Vetter will be hanging out with us, pouring some of their Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, plus some other treats that are yet to be revealed. Added bonus: his visit coincides with our 1/2 Price Bottles Monday so everything he’ll be serving up by the bottle with be HALF PRICE!
ABOUT ALOIS LAGEDER
Alois Lageder is a synonym for the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking, for a sustainable, holistic corporate philosophy, and for a wide spectrum of cultural and artistic activities. Founded in 1823, and now directed by Alois Lageder, representing the fifth generation of family ownership, our winery combines tradition and innovation.
“Quality results from a large number of single and often tiny details,” says Alois Lageder. “In our daily dealings with wine, we are first of all concerned with respecting the harmonious interaction of many different factors, and with working in accord with nature.” The roots of our winery goes back to 1823, when Johann Lageder laid the foundations in Bolzano of the activities in which we are involved today.
Winemaking has been a part of the history of the Lageder family for more than a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that period of time we have always been committed to the highest standard of quality.
The principles of holistic thinking and sustainability guide everything we do in our vineyards and winery. Respect for nature is our highest priority and is expressed through our commitment to biodynamic agriculture. We carefully and consistently attempt to take the best possible advantage of the characteristics and special features of every individual locale. The Alto Adige region offers an enormous variety of sites, exposures, soils and microclimates, and thus the best prerequisites for highly individual wines, marked by distinctive terroir.
Work in the vineyards is guided by the cycles and forces of nature, from the initial planting of the grapevines to choosing the right moment for harvest. The vineyards that belong to the family (about fifty hectares) located at Magrè, Cortaccia, Termeno and Caldaro are cultivated with biodynamic methods, controlled and certified by the Demeter Association. The Lindenburg vineyard at Bolzano and the Krafuss vineyard at S. Michele/Appiano are in conversion.
ABOUT UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
At Ascari Enoteca we have been fortunate to meet many of the unique personalities behind the wines we pour. We would like you to meet them too. We consider our ‘Up Close & Personal’ wine series as the anti-wine dinner; a continuing series of commitment-free evenings, conceived of as an alternative to expensive, multi-course winemaker dinners. We will be welcoming winemakers from around the world and closer to home. In addition to our regular menu and wine list, we will be offering a selection of their wines by the glass or by the bottle. Our guests will be spending evenings with us pouring their wines at your table, chatting about anything you may find interesting, sharing their passion and having a glass and a plate of food themselves. If you enjoy hearing the winemakers tell you their stories and the stories of their wines, these are rare opportunites to personally meet the people behind the bottles and the labels. Ask them anything, or just relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling us at 416.792.4157