South Tyrolean Wine Museum in Kaltern
In the past, the oldest wine growing museum in Italy was accommodated at Ringberg Castle above Lake Kaltern, before moving to the historical centre of Kaltern in 1988. The historical walls of the former winery of Kaltern-Laimburg lordship were a private winery before becoming the wine museum. The deep cellar, a groined vault from the 17th century and ogival doors made of stone are the perfect scenery for the variety of interesting exhibits.
Millennia-old wine culture
The permanent exhibition conveys an impression of the local wine growing traditions and the farmers’ work. This way, for instance, visitors can learn more about traditional tools use the wine cellars. A fully equipped cooper’s workshop tells more about the former importance of this handicraft for the wine region South Tyrol.
From the middle of July to the end of August, the South Tyrolean Wine Museum offers workshops for kids on certain days per week. Due to the limited number of participants, an inscription is necessary. The museum’s vineyard with view to the picturesque Lake Kaltern is a highlight for visitors of any age.
More info & opening hours:
South Tyrolean Wine Museum
Goldgasse 1, I-39052 Kaltern
Phone: +39 0471 963168