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South Tyrolean Wine Museum

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The cultural history of winegrowing


Old grape varieties with view of the Kaltern Lake


Wine tasting in the deep cellar

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.

The exhibition displays exhibits of a centuries-old cultural history.

In the museum's own vineyard there are mostly grape varieties that are hardly or no longer cultivated today, including the Bozner Seidentraube, the Weiße Erdbeertraube, the Blatterle and the Gschlafene.

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.

Preview of the program for 2020

As a precautionary measure to help contain the further spread of coronavirus, all events until 31st July have been cancelled. Guided tours for groups and educational programs for school classes can not be provided until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.

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