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.
Kids summer 2016
from 13th July to 31st August
every Wednesday kids@museum
from 15th July to 26th August
every Friday potter's workshop
Between old vines and centuries-old traditions
Guided tour in German
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. More information
Thursday from 10 am to 11.30 am
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.