Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. She has since become a rising star in one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions. Now known as "The Queen of Gewürztraminer", Elena is committed to high standards and sustainable winemaking. Specifically, she has transformed the vineyards with low-yielding, high quality clones and has taken advantage of the geography of the area by planting fragrant white wines on the higher sites.