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.
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.
These are the events for spring 2016:
24th April: Wine Excursion Day with "Market in the vineyard"
14th May: Tasting wines from old grape varieties and guided tour
22nd May: "Aromatites" spiced wines according to recipes from Roman antiquity
During the winter months the Wine Museum is closed.
The museum opens again on 20th March 2016.