Nusserhof is located in northeast Italy near the town of Bolzano. While the estate has existed since pre-world war 2, when Bolzano was a quaint town, now the vines are surrounded by industrial and commercial development, with the Elda vineyard sitting adjacent to a major regional highway. Given these stark contrasts, it is remarkable that Nusserhof has survived, making geeky naturalist wines from indigenous varieties. The wine is made with the indigenous Schiava grape and grown on porphyry and sand. The vines are farmed organically and then slowly and gently pressed and fermented in large oak casks.