Culture ∙ History ∙ Wine
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.
Offers for school classes
School year 2016/2017
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.
Between old vines and centuries-old traditions
Guided tour in German
from 10 am to 11.30 am
Visitors can learn about millennia-old South Tyrolean wine history and about the variety of the local wine tradition. You can visit the vineyard and discover ancient grape varieties. At the end of the guided tour a glass of wine is tasted in the atmospheric deep cellar. The guided tour is held in German.
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.