The resurrection after World War II

It was the early sixties when the country began to approach again to the sparkling drink. In 1962 Sebastian Stocker produced the first Brut, one year later the Association of South Tyrolean Cellarers presented the first sparkling wine produced from Pinot Blanc, as part of its limited test initiative. In 1965, the South Tyrolean sparkling wine of the winery Kettmeir returns on the market and also at the Bolzano Wine Tasting.

Thanks to Franco Kettmeir’s passion for sparkling wine, he brought it on the market against any common business sense. His grandfather Joseph gave him valuable tips (he studied in Montpellier with the sparkling wine pioneer Giulio Ferrari from Trentino). The first step is done and the market is ready for a new start, which occurs in the seventies, when the production and some of the most important wineries arise. In 1990 South Tyrol's producers merge to an association of South Tyrolean sparkling wine producers, which in 1996 is also a founding member of the "Istituto Talento Metodo Classico", which aims to protect and promote the Italian quality production in the whole world.

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