The orchard, whose name translates to “Rabbiosi Brothers,” is co-owned and managed by Paolo Rabbiosi. Paolo's grandfather Pietro and his grandfather's brother Giuseppe, bought the land between World War I and World War II and then converted the land to apple orchards in the aftermath of World War II. Over time, the family has rehabilitated the land from the damages of wartime bombings, transforming it into a flourishing apple orchard.
Approximately 160 acres (65 hectares) of the property is planted with apple trees, which is particularly impressive for the orchard's mountainous terrain. Home to about 15 different apple varieties, Fratelli Rabbiosi not only contributes to the region's diverse apple cultivation but also significantly bolsters its economic vitality.
Fratelli Rabbiosi is a member of the Laurin cooperative, which forms part of VOG - the leading consortium of South Tyrolean Fruit Growers‘ Co-operatives. As part of these co-operatives, Fratelli Rabbiosi receive technical advice for fruit production, marketing coordination, and representation at various levels.
With their diverse range of apples, a steadfast commitment to quality, and a heritage steeped in apple growing, Fratelli Rabbiosi is far more than just an apple orchard. It stands as a living testament to the enduring passion and dedication that spans generations in the timeless art of apple cultivation.