A museum with atmosphere
The South Tyrolean Wine Museum lies in the oldest winegrowing area of the German-speaking lands. Opened in 1955 in Ringberg Castle, above Lake Kaltern, it is the oldest winegrowing museum in Italy.
The museum is today located in the centre of the wine village of Kaltern, just 15 kilometres from Bozen, in the former Di Pauli winery. An interesting groined vault in the pressing rooms dates from the year 1693, while stone pointed-arch doors and a deep cellar give it a special atmosphere.
The exhibition displays exhibits of a centuries-old cultural history.
Wine history and culture
South Tyrol has a rich heritage of wine making.
The museum presents the winegrowers' daily work in the vineyard, wine production and storage, the farmers' working tools and implements, glass and ceramic, and the relation between wine and religion.
Offers for school classes
School year 2014/2015
How are barrels made? How did winegrower work in the past? School classes search for clues.
The programme for school classes is available in German or Italian.
The photographs of Hugo Atzwanger (1883–1960)
Hugo Atzwanger took many pictures of buildings, people and landscapes all around South Tyrol. The photographs taken in the vineyards show the former cultivated landscape and modes of working and give an idea of the upcoming change.