Winemaker Willi Stürz was awarded the coveted accolade of 'Oenologist of the Year' by Italy's Gambero Rosso in 2004. Tramin is a Cooperative that can trace its roots back to 1898 when Christian Schrott, parish priest of Tramin and later Member of the Austrian Parliament, founded the cooperation in order to protect the livelihood and future of the wine producers from this mountain area. They currently represent over 300 growers who follow its' strict directives on the cultivation of vines.
It covers 250 hectares of vineyards, sited on sun-bathed slopes with an altitude of between 250-700m above sea-level. They are one of the top producers of white wines in Italy. The release of the Gambero Rosso in 2011 marked another milestone for the winery as it has now been awarded 20 Tre Bicchieri, which is testament to the skill of Willi Sturz.