Italy North Wine Guide

Cantina Convento Muri Gries

Written by Piero Pardini


In 1845, a group of Benedictine monks from Muri, Switzerland, arrived in Gries, near Bolzano, where they took over the abbey of the Augustinian canons and with it also their centuries-old wine-making activity, giving life to a symbiosis between convent, cellar and vineyards which has remained intact to this day. Today, in the 21st century, the MURI-GRIES winery boasts excellent products, such as the wines of the “Abtei Muri” line, vinified exclusively from grapes from the estate’s finest vineyards since 1989.

Owner: Convento dei Benedettini Muri-Gries
Oenological management: Christian Werth
Agrononic management: Walter Bernard
Viticulture: conventional
Vineyard hectares: 35
Bottles produced: 650.000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: no
Oil production: no
Foundation year: 1845

Labels reviewed
Gewürztraminer 2018
Lagrein Riserva 2017
Müller Thurgau 2018
Weissburgunder 2019
Weissburgunder 2018

Cantina Convento Muri Gries
Piazza Gries, 21
39100 Bolzano – Alto Adige
Phone +39 0471 282287

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.

He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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