Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd., is honored to announce its appointment as national importer for J. Hofstätter, wines from Alto Adige. The addition of the prestigious Hofstätter estate, owned and managed by fourth-generation Martin Foradori Hofstätter, further enriches Frederick Wildman’s stellar Italian estate portfolio which spans almost all great wine producing regions of Italy and now includes the important Alto Adige.
Josef Hofstätter founded the winery in the year 1907 and is comprised of 124 acres of vineyards on both the west and east sides of the Adige River—the only family estate that can make this claim. With altitudes reaching 800 to 2600 feet above sea level, the estate is blessed with many singular microclimates which allow perfect ripening of both red and white varietals resulting in standout wines from Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Lagrein among others. The Hofstätter wines are some of the highest expressions of Alto Adige’s terroir. The Gewürztraminer from the Kolbenhof estate and the Pinot Noir Vigna S. Urbano from the Barthenau estate are among the first single vineyard wines of these varieties to be produced in Alto Adige and always carry the Italian word “Vigna” (the equivalent to the french ‘cru’) in their name.
“We are delighted to represent Martin Foradori Hofstätter, his family and their celebrated estate”, said Wildman President, John Sellar. “Italian wines are central to our portfolio and the arrival of Hofstätter from Alto Adige, a region up to now not present in our portfolio, is vital.”
“I am delighted to be represented now by Frederick Wildman and Sons in the United States” said Martin Foradori Hofstätter. “The company’s vision of the market, my relationship with their management and their portfolio made our decision an easy one”. J. Hofstätter wines will be available as of May 2017 through Wildman’s network of national distributors.