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.
Offers for school classes
School year 2015/2016
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.
Wine tasting in the vineyard
Wine rarities are served in the vineyard: wines from the grapes like "Blatterle", "Fraueler" or "white Terlaner", varieties that were once widely used in South Tyrol, nowadays they are cultivated only by a few winemakers.
Dates: Thursday, 3rd und 10th September
Costs: 12,00 Euros