• Rametz Castle

    Visit the viticulture museum and taste the delicious wine and traditional speck

    On a moraine hill in Maia Alta, surrounded by noble grapevines, stands the Rametz Castle. Many different varieties of grape have prospered here since the 13th century, thanks to its particularly favourable location: Mediterranean climate, protection from rough winds by the surrounding mountains and a permeable soil. Renovated over a hundred years ago, only the south side and the tower have maintained its original appearance. Today the castle features a successful winery, a small museum of viticulture and a restaurant

    The Wine Museum was established in 1980 by the Schmid Family in basement of the castle. In its four spacious halls, it can admire items and tools for the cultivation, harvest and the transport that have in part also faded into obscurity, making the visitor familiar with the wine production in former periods. Also crop cultivation and crop dusting are addressed in the museum. In 2007 the museum was expanded by illustrations and ancient tools that make you discover how bacon is produced.

    The visit of the museum starts with a walk across the vineyards and information on the work in the vineyard. Then you proceed to the cellar of the 18th century, one of the most beautiful of its kind in the Burggrafenamt area, and its porphyry stone blocks. The visit ends in the modern wine cellar, where you can taste the flavour some beverage and taste the typical South Tyrolean bacon.

    OPENING HOURS

    April – beginning of November: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, Sat 10 am-12
    Mid November – mid March: Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-12

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