Many years ago I asked myself: How can you run a wine estate and still lead a normal life? That’s what made me decide to join the Cantina Bolzano wine-growing cooperative. The Steinerhof is a family enterprise or rather a one-man business, and without the support of the cooperative everything would be much, much harder. I’ve never regretted the decision I took back then; it was one of my best decisions ever. Now I can concentrate fully on growing the grapes, which is the most important thing for me. We still do a lot by hand, like harvesting the grapes of course, but also thinning the leaves and other jobs. I’ve converted some of the machinery to electrical operation, with the electricity supplied by the photovoltaic system mounted on the farm building.