Elena Walch: Life and Wine in Two Amazing Videos

Elena Walch, in the Alto Adige region of Italy, is producing some of the most innovative and exception wines in the world. After marrying in to one of the region’s established wine families, Elena was handed the reins of the family winery with the mission of achieving global recognition. She focused on her estate’s terroir, sustainable farming, exacting precision, and the courage to innovate. Elena Walch achieved that objective, winning many of the wine world’s highest honors and selling in most countries around the world.

The following two videos tell the story of the Elena Walch in two very different, but equally compelling ways.

The first video - produced by Stories from South Tyrol - discusses the history of Elena, the winery, and the family.

More than 30 years ago, Elena Walch became South Tyrol's first, and for a long time only, female winemaker. The entire story: https://www.suedtirol.info/storiesfromsouthtyrol/a-feel-for-fine-wine More stories from South Tyrol: www.storiesfromsouthtyrol.com

This second video - which appears to be made or licensed by Gerald Steel Wine Merchants - is without dialogue, but full of vibrant motion. From the harvest to the cellars and eventually to the Walch family in the tasting room.

The philosophy of the Elena Walch estate is dedicated to its terroir - the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard - and that this must be maintained in a sustainable manner for subsequent generations.

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