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 2018/2019
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.
International Museum Day – 19th May
Ad fontes! To the sources!
Reading old letters, deciphering documents: Those who deal with handwritten sources, must know old handwritings. Interested visitors can acquire basic knowledge in the reading of the Fraktur and the Kurrent script. Children make equipment of the Saltner.
from 10 am to 4 pm
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.