The history of the Biedermannhof is closely linked to that of the Poor Clares Monastery in Merano. The Biedermannhof was first mentioned in documents in the 14th century as the property of this monastery in Meran, but was passed on to other monasteries throughout the Middle Ages. It even came into the possession of the Brigitten Monastery in Altomünster (near Dachau) in order to supply the monastery with fair and drinking wine.
The Biedermannhof has been owned by the Innerhofer family for over 200 years. In addition to fruit growing, wine is also pressed and marketed at the Biedermannhof.
Viticulture has always played an important role on our farm, until fruit growing spread in South Tyrol in the 1960s. Some vineyards had to give way and wine was only produced for our own use. The Biedermannhof has been in the family for over 200 years, but it was not until 2000 that the current senior boss Johann Innerhofer, who took over the farm in 1990, decided to plant vines and then officially market the wine himself. He had already been responsible for the wines for 20 years before that.
The farm was handed over to his son Hannes Innerhofer in 2014. After graduating from high school, he had learned the winemaking trade in 2 renowned wine cooperatives in South Tyrol over a period of 6 years and had been actively involved in the business since 2007. Since the handover of the farm, Hannes Innerhofer has been in charge of the Biedermannhof and is supported by his father. Hannes‘ girlfriend has also been working since 2019. Carina is mainly responsible for looking after guests.
In 2016, a major fire at the farm forced the family to fundamentally redesign the farm. Only the main farm building remained.
The newly created garden area with pool and the „Spinell“ holiday flat were opened in 2018. Since then, they have enriched the farm holiday offer. Also in 2018, the newly built garage and also the flat above it for the grandparents were furnished.
In the winter of 2019/2020, Hannes and his girlfriend Carina began a major construction site, which, however, was to become a special challenge due to the Corona crisis. The private living area in the main building, as well as the large kitchen and the entrance area, were completely gutted and everything had to give way except for the main walls. Then, in the middle of the construction project, nothing worked at all. Construction was interrupted even before the windows were in. Only after enduring the curfew were the workmen gradually allowed to continue and the building site slowly but surely came to an end. Today, nothing reminds us of the old building from the 60s. Only the old-fashioned parlour was retained.
In addition, the guest rooms in this building project were given new balconies and the breakfast terrace was also upgraded with glass panelling. A new, inviting reception area with a rustic reception desk and a new office now also facilitate the work processes and offer our guests a pleasant arrival and departure.