Kettmeir's doors are always open to those who want to see where and how our wines are made, in person. But if you can’t make it to Caldaro, you can always find Kettmeir at the various events we take part in; here are the dates - past and forthcoming - along with the news we've posted through the media.
For nine years now the Euposia Challenge has pitted Classic Method sparkling wines from all over the world against each other.
It is the only competition devoted exclusively to sparkling wines with a second fermentation in bottle, for which Champagne from France is obviously the standard-bearer.
Each year, an average of 200 wines take part, from all four corners of the globe: this year, for the first time, there were for example wines from Japan, Mexico and Andorra, which battled it out with others from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Argentina, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Moldova and Russia.
The wines were judged by an international jury that operated according to the rules of the Grand Jury Européen, tasting all of the wines in competition, and tasting them “blind”.
We at Kettmeir had a really great result. We were right up there at the “top of the world”: as part of a podium that all came from the area of the Dolomites, our Brut Athesis Alto Adige won the bronze medal, just a very few points behind the world champion. This was cause for great celebration among the team in Caldaro which, day in and day out, year after year, looks after the production of special wines from the finest vineyards of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero in the Alto Adige.