An architect by training, Elena Walch found her prince in a storybook castle. Actually, it was a castle she was helping to restore. The prince was Werner Walch whose family owned Castel Ringberg, an edifice built by the Hapsburg dynasty in 1620 located in the village of Tramin in Italy’s Alto Adige wine region. In addition to its rich history, the castle had expansive vineyards that at the time focused on quantity over quality.
Elena traded her well honed skills for restoring historic buildings and set about renovating the Walch family vineyards including ripping out and replanting vines, despite having no formal training in viticulture. But architects have a vision for what can be, and cialis generique a talent to build. And build she did with an eye for greater things to come from her vineyards.
Today Elena Walch Winery is considered a top estate in the region. Daughters Karoline and Julia now work side by side with their mother. Elena and Karoline shared the Walch family story, past, present and future with us December 14.