Our family business is located in Issengo near Falzes, in the midst of the South Tyrolean Alps, at an altitude of 900 m. We distill mainly needle oils from certified wild growth and cultivate over 70 different kind of herbs in a biological manner.
For more than 100 years, our family business has been manufacturing essential oils and herbal products for the fourth-generation now.
In 1912 the foundation stone was laid for the later "Bergila" when Johann Niederkofler Senior began to distill essential oils from pine, mountain pine, and swiss stone pine in the middle of the forest in Issengo, which he then sold as a home remedy.
Franz Niederkofler has experienced how the family business has grown firsthand. Today,
four generations later, the Niederkofler family continues "Bergila" with the same passion.
They respect and protect the knowledge of the ancestors for the next generations.
Handwork is still an important part of the family business.
We pursue as a priority objective not the quantity, but the quality. By doing so, all the work from harvesting to filling is carried out manually to protect the spirit and energy of the plant as much as possible.
100 years of experience, but also the production and harvesting of the products, taking into account the "balmy time", contribute to the first-class quality of our products.
"Organic quality means: just as it comes from the plant."
We attach great importance to the fact that our plants come from uncontaminated cultivation areas and from our own controlled organic herbs cultivation. Everything is produced sustainably and in harmony with nature, so that the consumer gets the best possible product.
We want to guarantee to our customers "the purity and the origin of the plant as a whole".
"Transparency is very important to us."
We offer free guided tours of our essential oil distillery, that you as our guest get a glimpse behind the scenes. Enjoy the fragrance and the colors of the various herbs with a walk through our herb garden. Come and see how nature can change its shape.