The “land amidst mountains” as Alto Adige was referred to in past times, situated in the northern part of Italy, at the foothills of the Alps, is one of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe. This land has been a melting pot of cultures for centuries. These many cultural influences of the region in the wine industry accentuate Alto Adige’s dynamic history and is the inspiration for Tolloy’s wine philosophy. Protected from cold northern winds by the Italian Alps and graced with the Mediterranean influence from Lake Garda, the land is blessed with an exceptional microclimate of unparalleled balance. These factors add richness and ripeness to these extraordinary wines that are also delicate, fresh and aromatic.
Johann Tolloy selected and served locally made wine to his customers in Alto Adige/Südtirol in the 18th Century. His popular Inn along the Adige River in the town of Salorno (Salurn), was frequented by many weary travelers seeking comfort. Here, the German and Italian cultures merged to create a hospitable atmosphere. Made with tradition and conviviality in mind, the wines of Tolloy are meant to be savored and shared just as the Tolloy family presented them for hundreds of years. The story tells that today’s headquarters of Kellerei Salurn are found in the same building as the famous Johann Tolloy’s Inn from many years ago.