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The best South Tyrolean wines for you to taste

South Tyrol and all things wine

South Tyrolean wine comes from a century-old winemaking tradition. The southern side of the Alps, where the days are warm and the nights are cool, offers the perfect conditions for growing fruity wines.

The special microclimate you will find in the area where our hotels near Merano/Meran are located is the result of the shielding effect of the mountains of the Tessa/Texel up north, which allow for particularly mild winters. Just what it takes for the wine to become excellent!

Along with the indigenous varieties Vernaccia, Gewürztraminer and Lagrein a number of other grape varieties thrive in mild South Tyrol, namely Blauburgunder, Merlot and Cabernet, Silvaner, Kerner, Sauvignon, Riesling and more.

Our vineyards: a taste of our home-grown wine

Our own vineyards lie on the via Mitterplatt/Mitterplattweg, before the town entrance of Scena/Schenna in South Tyrol and below the Gaiano/ Goyen castle. Cultivated and harvested with dedication, our grapes grow to become natural, excellent wines. Join one of our popular tasting events to enjoy the quality of our own South Tyrolean wines!

Junior Chef Stefan Pföstl devotes his life to wine and he is absolutely passionate about his home-grown wines and his wine cellar with its wealth of wines from all over the world.

Our home-grown wines: Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Petit Manseng, Vernaccia, Lagrein, Blauburgunder, Cabernet.

Tasting together South Tyrol’s wines

Wine tasting is all about sharpening our senses the better to recognise a high-quality product. And of course the whole tasting experience also revolves around enjoyment. The wine cellar where we keep our treasures is a perfect, most inspiring environment for our wine-tasting events. 

During our wine-tasting tours Stefan Pföstl and Georg Weger will show you around the vineyard, tell you interesting facts about winemaking and taste with you the home-grown wines or other South Tyrolean wines. You will also have the opportunity to take the taste of South Tyrol home with you as a delicious souvernir of your holidays in Merano/Meran and environs just visit the “Weinladele” wine shop, at the Schenna Resort and choose your favourite bottles!

We are also happy to arrange private tastings for small and large groups. 

Wein events – celebrating South Tyrolean wines

South Tyrolean WineRoadWeeks
The villages that line the Wine Road participate in this event with wine tastings and wine-themed seminars, cellar tours and walks. The focus is on the indigenous varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Lagrein and Vernatsch.

The Night of the Wine Cellars 
The culminating event in the WineRoadWeeks is the "Night of the Wine Cellars" – on this evening over 30 wine cellars and wineries in the area of Bolzano/Bozen, Caldaro/Kaltern, and Egna/Neumarkt open their doors for tastings, cellar tours, readings and concerts. A shuttle service links the various wineries.

Pinot noir days in South Tyrol  
The only event in Italy entirely dedicated to Pinot noir. The two picturesque villages of Egna/Neumarkt and Montagna/Montan have been renowned for their excellent Pinot noir since the mid 19th century. In the month of May this variety is honoured with tastings and celebrations.

VinoCulti
In late autumn, the village of Tirolo/Tirol near Merano/Meran becomes a rendezvous for wine experts and connoisseurs, with a variety of wine-themed events ranging from wine lectures to the Törggelen, with a side of breathtaking autumn panoramas.

South Tyrol Riesling days in Naturno/Naturns 
The area around Naturno/Naturns near Merano/Meran is known for its world-class Riesling wines. Every year the new wines are tasted, served together with award-winning culinary delights. The local Riesling wineries open their cellars for visits and presentations of their top wines.

Merano WineFestival 
Gourmets, wine connoisseurs and winemakers get together in the glamorous setting of the Kurhaus in Merano/Meran to taste wines, talk shop and have a good time. In addition to fine wines, also beer, olive oil, wine, chocolate and more are there for an all-round gourmet event.

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