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Castel Sallegg Wine Trail
"Good wine is born in the vineyard" – an often quoted truth that is more relevant today than ever before.
Why that is so and what happens in the vineyard is illustrated by the Wine Trail at Castel Sallegg in Kaltern. Information boards located in the midst of the vine rows explain all about the South Tyrolean grape varieties and their characteristics, the annual vegetation cycle of the vines, the history of wine growing as well as the relevant aspects of the climate, geography and the soil. If you want to know the full winemaking story – from the vine to the barrel and the bottle – you can combine the walk with a visit to the winery and a wine-tasting session.
The 350 meter trail starts at Rottenburger Platz in the center of Kaltern. From there you follow the path through the estate, finishing up in the courtyard of Castel Sallegg. Whether you have a guide or find your own way, whether you go it alone or in a group, you can be sure of learning all about traditional wine-growing in South Tyrol on the Castel Sallegg Wine Trail.
Route: From Rottenburger Platz (center of Kaltern) to the courtyard of Castel Sallegg (30 minute walk)
Opening hours: Mid-March to mid-November (no unguided visits when the grapes are ripening)
Admission: Free to visitors walking without a guide
Guided tours: Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from April 1 to the end of October. Followed by a guided tour of the winery (except during the grape harvest) and a wine-tasting session.
Guided tours and wine tasting at other times can be booked in advance for groups of at least ten persons. (Price: EUR 9.50 without and EUR 16.- with tour of winery)
For group bookings and further information, please call +39 0471 963 132
This project is supported by South Tyrolean Wine Academy, Consortium of Alto Adige Wine, Wein.Kaltern