Biological since 1999
The farm originally focused on livestock and potato production. Over the decades, however, fruit-growing and vegetable production have come more to the foreground. At the end of the 90’s, the logical change to organic farming was based on the firm conviction that agriculture must promote the sustainable use of nature and offer healthy and fresh food to the general public.
In the foreground of the farm today is fruit growing, with our varieties are all geared towards organic growing. So you can find growing here the sought after apple varieties Topaz, Pilot, Florina, Evelina and, most recently, the red variety Bonita, which is predicted a great future. Control of pests is achieved with the natural neem oil and a method of distracting the male worm fly using colours, which has been proven to be effective. Under the trees, weeds are combated with the crusher instead of herbicides
In addition to fruit growing, viticulture is the passion of the Lord of the Manor. In the previous century, above the castle, on the sun-exposed, warm, sandy soiled slopes there were already vineyards whose walls had been invaded over the decades and become overgrown with trees. In recent years piece by piece, the forest has been cleared, the walls repaired and the area terraced. We deliberately chose the fungus-resistant organic varieties, Souvignier Gris and Solaris. The vines are treated gently, so that excellent wines are pressed, which have already achieved awards at competitions.
The garden and the extensive park are among the passions of the landlady Rita. With numerous courses and further education she has transformed the grounds. The area is now alive year round with a large variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.
We see it as our obligation to preserve the nature and habitat of the estate for the next generation through sustainable fruit production and viticulture. Our work should be an expression of our history, our family and our great love of fruit, wine and nature.
In 2016, when the farm shop opened, Campan Castle becomes even more palpable and tasty for our guests. Here we offer fruit spread, apple juice and wine, potatoes and eggs as well as seasonal produce from the farm and garden.
Certificates: Bioland, Red Rooster
Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. or by appointment
Wine, fruit, juices, fruit spreads, various jams, potatoes, vegetables, meat, eggs.
You can buy our organically grown food and the two white wines, Paladin Solaris and Souvignier Gris in our farm shop.
I can gladly show you my garden and tell you about the different herbs and plants, where they grow and how to use them in the kitchen or about their healing aspects. I will also gladly tell you about the use of the plants according to the South Tyrolian wisdom passed down through the generations.
I am a trained herbalist I will gladly take you round the farm and share with you what I know so you can learn at little about the plants you can eat from the hedgerows.
If you are interested I can also take you through our orchards and vineyards and tell you about organic farming and it differences to conventional farming and its benefits.
Lasts 1 hr
Or by appointment