• The best wine cellars in South Tyrol

    DISCOVERING, EXPERIENCING, AND ENJOYING SOUTH TYROL WINES

    South Tyrol has a wide range of exceptional wines and a huge variety of grapes. This is the result of the perfectly balanced interplay between climate and soil conditions.

    However, without the know-how, dedication and art of wine growers and winemakers, South Tyrol would not have achieved international fame as the “land of wines”.

    Rametz Castle

    This historic seat is listed as far back as 1227, as being a significant witness to the wine culture of this area. Around 1860, the most noble grapes, such as Rheinriesling, Blauburgunder, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon had found an excellent breeding ground. The special position of these lovingly attended Gujot vineyards, leads to extremely high-quality grapes which, due to state-of-the-art cellar technology, are fermented to become our prize-winning wines.

    The large wine cellar and the bariquecellar

    The large wine cellar was built in 1880 and it is certainly one of the most beautiful of its kind in the Burggrafenamt area: it is made entirely of stone blocks, arranged with great architectonic mastery. The wooden wine casks stacked in rows and the evocative lighting give it a unique charm. 
The small wine cellar dates back to the 12th century. This is where our precious cask wines are made.

    Vinothek Rametz

    Rametz Castle’s wine shop offers a wide range of home-grown wines, champagnes, grappas and liqueurs as well as a fine selection of products typical of sunny South Tyrol that are just too good to be missed: The renowned Kaiserspeck, the “Schüttel“bread, fine cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil, genuine balsamic vinegar.

    Sallegg Castle

    Castel Sallegg is located in the village of Villa di Mezzo and was constructed by the lords von Sall. In the following years it repeatedly changed hands, up to 1622 the aristocrats von Zill inhabited the castle. In 1622 the Sepp family (later Sepp von Seppenburg) purchased Castel Sallegg. 

    In 1800 the aristocrats von Unterrichter assumed the residence. About 51 years later they sold it to the archduke Rainer von Österreich, vice emperor in Lombardy-Venetia. His granddaughter Maria Reineria Lucchesi Palli, countess of Campofranco, had the residence transformed into a castle. The project was made by the architect Anton Weber of Vienna.

    Due to inheritance the castle came into the hands of the counts von Kuenburg. Still today their descendants live in the castle, who mainly specialised in the production of noble wines. 
    The castle wine cellar is hidden behind the beautiful historical façade. The ancient old vaulted cellar walls reach down nearly three storeys and offer ideal conditions for the fine wines, which are produced in limited amounts and are available for sale on the premises or in national and international wine specialty shops. 

    Turmhof Castle 

    Entiklar has been settled since prehistoric times, as revealed by discoveries of stone, bronze and iron objects, in the area of the ruins of the fortress Linticlar, which towers almost 100 metres above the present-day Castel Turmhof.

    From many documents, it is clear that wine growing always played a significant role in the economic development of Entiklar. Vines were cultivated here as early as the era of the Rhaetians, and, in particular, in Roman, times.

    A beautiful, ancient castle garden with magnificent centuries-old trees invites you to relax. you can also enjoy a South Tyrolean “Marende” (a light meal) and a fine glass of wine in the inviting historic, and almost Mediterranean, atomosphere of the beautiful stone-pine panelled rooms. The old Wolkenstein Cellar is the ideal place to pass a few hours together in good company.

    Novacella Abbey

    The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense aromas and flavours as well as fruity, mouth-watering acidity found in our wines produced from the typical white Valle Isarco valley grape varieties. The most widely-grown vines in this vineyards around Varna just north of Bressanone are Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner.

    All products from the monastery’s own estates are available for tasting in the monastery cellar, including the Novacella wines, brandies, apple juice, elderflower cordial and the Novacella herbal infusions. As well as  typical Tyrolean snacks of speck (cured ham), smoked sausages (Kaminwurzen) and various cheeses with a choice of tasty South Tyrolean bread varieties.

Coffee and various cakes and pastries are also available, such as apple strudel, buckwheat gateau and fruit flan. 

     

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