The Erste + Neue winery has been part of the history of the Kaltern wine trade for over 100 years. The 1986 merger of the Erste (“first”) wine co-operative (founded in 1900) with the Neue (“new”) wine co-operative (founded in 1925) produced a South Tyrolean winery that was rich in both tradition and renown. The clue is in the name: the tried and tested is upheld, while there is an openness to innovation. Each individual bottle is proof of this philosophy.