The "Ceresto Superiore” farmstead is located in Pochi / Salorno at an altitude of 750 metres, beside the road leading up to the Gfrill Pass, once an important merchants’ trail leading into the neighbouring province of Trentino, used when the Adige Valley at Salorno was flooded. In October 1494 the great German artist Albrecht Dürer took this pathway on his journey to Italy. Due to the altitude and correspondingly cool microclimate this site is especially suitable for the production of fragrant white wines with firm, assertive acidity.
The first 2 hectares were planted with white varieties in 2003 and their produce will be used to create a new white wine cuvee called "Cereseto”, named after the farmstead with its chapel "Maria Schnee”. It was originally built Gothic in style and acquired its present-day Renaissance appearance in the mid 16th century.
The property and its gem of a chapel is located in a steep position with a spectacular view across to the precipitous cliffs on the opposite side of the valley, and into the Italian-speaking neighbouring province of Trentino to the south.