In the Trentino-Alto Adige region, a very old steep wine-growing area in north-eastern Italy, Elena Walch is a leading figure. Originally an architect, she married Werner Walch, part of the fourth generation of one of the largest families of winemakers in the region. She started on her wine adventure with open arms and then became a game changer through bringing innovation, dynamism and modernity to tradition. The Elena Walch Estate now covers 55 hectares of vines, including two flagship vineyards, Castel Ringberg and Kastelaz, both with the name VIGNA. This is the most selective geographical name that can be found in Italy, a name sacred to its geographical boundaries and the history of the vineyard. The estate’s philosophy is focused on respecting the terroir, but also the environment so that it can pass on a preserved area to future generations. The fifth generation, consisting of Julia and Karoline Walch, Elena Walch's daughters, is also part of this philosophy and responsible for passing on knowledge and the values specific to the estate. As a leading estate in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, and prominent throughout Italy, the wines from Elena Walch are essential.