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  • Wine & Architecture with 33 featured points of interest

    Wine & Architecture: Explore

    Wine & Architecture: Relax

    Wine & Architecture: Enjoy

    Wine & Architecture: Experience

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  • Wine & Architecture: Relax

    Wine & Architecture: Explore

    Wine & Architecture: Experience

    Wine & Architecture: Enjoy

    The Pleasures of South Tyrol

    Wine & Architecture with 33 featured points of interest

    Hofsttter Wine EstateWine has been grown on the Upper and Lower Yngramhof in the village of Termeno/Tramin since the fourteenth century. Today, this former stage-coach inn is one of South Tyrols best-known wine estates. In the mid-1990s, Martin Foradori Hofsttter had an innovative wood-panelled wine tower built: designed by Walter Angonese, it now houses a light and airy tasting room on the first floor. The entire renovation project represents an excellent balance between function and aesthetics.

    Piazza Municipio, 7 | I-39040 Termeno/Tramin | phone: +39 0471 860 161info@hofstatter.com | www.hofstaetter.it

    Nals-Margreid WineryTwo cultures meet in wine and architecture. They complement one ano-ther and, under ideal circumstances, enter into a long-term relationship. The Nals-Margreid Winery has trusted in this, supplying its high-quality wine with some excellent architecture. Its a symbiosis rich in contrast that evinces its roots without losing sight of the future.

    Via Heiligenberger, 2 | I-39010 Nalles/Nals | phone: +39 0471 678 626info@kellerei.it | www.kellerei.it

    Tramin WineryTramin Winery has tradition, award-winning wines and, as of recently, a building that nestles into the landscape as if encasing the wine in under-stated armour.

    Strada del Vino, 144 | I-39040 Termeno/Traminphone: +39 0471 096 633 | info@cantinatramin.it | www.cantinatramin.it

    San Michele-Appiano WineryRenovation work on these wine cellars was completed in time for cente-nary celebrations in 2006. Architect Walter Angonese and artist Manfred Alois Mayr designed the interiors of the cellars to reflect their winegrow-ing origins. The cellars unique character is enhanced by sophisticated lighting, room dividers and a focus on preserving the original structural elements. The list of award-winning wines is long; the best-known line is Sanct Valentin.

    Via Circonvallazione, 17/19 | I-39057 Appiano/Eppanphone: +39 0471 664 466 | kellerei@stmichael.it | www.stmichael.it

    Pfitscher WineryWhen Pfitscher Winery was designing its new building, the goal was to create an appealing building while maintaining an environmentally friend-ly approach. The structure is South Tyrols first ClimateHouse-certified winery and, like Pfitscher wines, has a strong sense of individuality and character.

    Via Dolomiti, 17 | I-39040 Montagna/Montan | phone: +39 0471 16 81 317info@pfitscher.it | www.pfitscher.it

    Muri-Gries Monastery CellarWinegrowing and monasteries have always gone hand in hand. This tenet applies at Muri-Gries as well: wine production has been a major focus here for several centuries. Today, the wine estate primarily produces red wine, the indigenous Lagrein grape variety being its main speciality. Dating back to the thirteenth century, the deep cellars hold old barrels and barriques while the stainless steel tanks and a fermentation cellar are housed in the old monastery church. This former castle has been home to Benedictine monks since 1845.

    Piazza Gries, 21 | I-39100 Bolzano/Bozen | phone: +39 0471 282 287info@muri-gries.com | www.muri-gries.com

    Katzenzungen CastleKatzenzungen Castle is home to the largest and oldest grapevine in Europe: it dates back 350 years and covers a surface area of 300 m. The castle itself is from the thirteenth century and makes an attractive back-drop for culinary and cultural events. Prissiano, 11 | I-39010 Tesimo/Tisens | phone: +39 0473 927 018info@castel.katzenzungen.com | www.castel.katzenzungen.com Trauttmansdorff CastleFirst mentioned in 1327, this castle overlooking Merano/Meran was rebuilt by Count Joseph von Trauttmansdorff and today forms the centrepiece for exquisite botanical gardens. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are a wonderful fusion of historical and modern elements: the recently built visitor centre and KlimaHaus-certified administrative building are good examples. There is also a vineyard dedicated to preserving ancient autochthonous grape varieties of the region as well as the traditional pergola training system. Other wine-related attractions include the Tab-ernaculum, a walk-in treasure chest containing precious objects of wine history such as 2,400-year-old grape seeds discovered in South Tyrol, and the Gardens & Wine Experience Package. Via San Valentino, 51a | I-39012 Merano/Meran | phone: +39 0473 235 730 info@trauttmansdorff.it | www.trauttmansdorff.it

    South Tyrolean Wine Museum & Wine Education TrailThis wine museum in Caldaro/Kaltern illustrates the history and impor-tance of winegrowing in South Tyrol through exhibits of tools and equip-ment used in the region throughout the centuries. Hundreds of years ago, the vaulted cellar was used to store wines. A wine education trail in front of the museum displays old vines and different grape varieties. Via dellOro, 1 | I-39052 Caldaro/Kaltern | phone: +39 0471 963 168museo-del-vino@museiprovinciali.it | www.museo-del-vino.it

    Juval CastleCelebrated South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner acquired the 700-year-old Juval Castle, located north of Merano, back in 1983. Today, he houses one of his MMM museums inside, exhibiting his Tibetan collection to the public here. Unterortl Winery, located halfway up the road to the castle, also belongs to the estate. The winery produces 25,000 bottles every year from vines grown right on the estate. Weekly guided tours of the cellars and vineyards are available. Juvale, 3 | I-39020 Castelbello-Ciardes/Kastelbell-Tscharsphone: +39 348 44 33 871 | juval@messner-mountain-museum.itwww.messner-mountain-museum.it

    Meranos Thermal BathsA natural oasis in the heart of Merano, this thermal bath is the design of a Berlin-based team of architects called Baumann Zillich. Matteo Thun de-signed the interior: here, he has created a natural and authentic South Ty-rolean feel thanks to his instinct for materials and colours. Spa treatments utilise local products almost exclusively: apple, honey and clay massages, grape-seed exfoliations and grape-oil baths are some of the highlights. Piazza Terme, 9 | I-39012 Merano/Meran | phone: +39 0473 252 000info@termemerano.it | www.termemerano.it

    Lageder Wine EstateOrganic and ecological criteria were paramount when converting the winemaking building on the Lwengang estate. Designed by Bolzano-based architects Abram & Schnabl, this low-energy building is in perfect harmony with the existing historical residence. Im Paradeis Wine Bar, housed in an intimate courtyard, offers a unique blend of wonderful food, wine and art.

    Vicolo dei Conti, 9 | I-39040 Magr/Margreid | phone: +39 0471 809 500info@aloislageder.eu | www.aloislageder.eu

    Manincor Wine EstateA cellar in the vineyard: this was the brainchild of Michael Graf Goss-Enzenberg, successfully realised by the Angonese/Kberl/Boday team of architects. The result is a technically sophisticated cellar with a complex structure that has a minimal impact on the natural landscape. At the heart of the estate is the tasting room, which gazes out of the vineyard like a glass eye.

    San Giuseppe al Lago, 4 | I-39052 Caldaro/Kalternphone: +39 0471 960 230 | info@manincor.com | www.manincor.com

    Novacella/Neustift Abbey WineryAlthough South Tyrols northernmost wine-growing region cultivates mostly green grapes, red wines also form part of the wide range offered by Novacella Abbey. The winerys most popular wines are from the award-winning Praeposi-tus line. We highly recommend taking a tour through the Augustinian Canons Regular abbey in advance of enjoying a tasting in its cellars, where wine has been made for centuries. The tour includes the abbeys light-flooded basilica in the Bavarian Baroque style, old library comprising a collection of 78,000 books, Pinakothek gallery, and museum.

    Via Abbazia, 1 | I-39040 Varna/Vahrn | phone: