Franz Haas

Trentino-Alto Adige
www.franz-haas.com

Background

The Haas family has been growing grapes in Montagna in the province of Bolzano for generations. However, it is only with Franz, the current proprietor, that they have begun to produce and bottle quality wines.

Franz studied at Geisenheim in Germany before working as a broker of Italian wines in the German market. After several years, he took over the running of the family business. Franz Haas goes to tremendous lengths to grow good grapes and then strives to preserve the flavours of the fruit during winemaking. As a result, the wines that he produces are infused with great character and show a rare purity and balance on the palate..

Inspiration

My inspirational person

Someone I have always respected and appreciated for his professionalism, humanity, humility and simplicity is the great Giacomo Tachis, who was so instrumental in realising the potential of Italian wine worldwide in the Tuscan wine revolution. I had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago, at a tasting at Castello di Rampolla. Franz Haas