Where the rugged Northern Italian Alps lie today, there was once — 220 million years ago — an ocean filled with colourful coral reefs.
As the sea retreated over the course of millions of years fossilized coral reefs turned into an impressive mountain landscape.
Today the rock layers are still full of hidden fossils, such as crabs, mussels and the nautilus snail, telling of a time gone by.
The vines of RIFF wines grow on the slopes of this mountain landscape in the Veneto region. We, the Alois Lageder Winery from Alto Adige, produce them together with our partners from the region. The results are pleasurable, distinctive wines with a lively and fresh character expressive of its origins.