The hamlet of Mazon with its extensive vineyards overlooks the Adige Valley on its eastern side, opposite Tramin. Mazon is situated on a broad ledge on the mountainside at an altitude of around 400 metres, with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs leading up to a majestic mountain massif. Here the micro-climate - exposure to the afternoon and evening sun combined with winds to mitigate the heat in this southern part of South Tyrol – enables grapes to ripen gradually to yield world-class wines, especially Pinot Noir.
The Yngram estate is part of a scattered hamlet comprising eight farmhouses and a medieval church dedicated to St. Michael. It was mentioned in documents dating from the late Middle Ages, while the present-day manor house was built in the 17th century.
Today the grapes which go into the red Cuvèe Yngram – Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varieties - are grown in vineyards around Tramin, following the Hofstätter decision to set apart the sites at Mazon for white wine grapes such as Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon to produce the white Cuvée Barthenau, and for Pinot Noir.