Castel Rametz

The private museum at Castel Rametz in the spa town of Merano makes you learn more about viticulture.

On a moraine hill in Maia Alta, there is Castel Rametz, surrounded by grapevines. Here the grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate, they are protected from rough winds by the surrounding mountains and also the soil is permeable. Consciously the owners of the castle, the Schmid family, chose the typical pergola way of farming for the 10 hectares of cultivation surface. An idyll that also comprises a museum, which is the Winegrowing Museum, established in 1980 in the basement and the cellars of Castel Rametz.

In four exhibition sites, you can admire items and tools for the cultivation, harvest and the transport that have in part also faded into obscurity, making you familiar with the wine production in former periods. Also crop cultivation and crop dusting are addressed in the museum. In 2007 the Winegrowing Museum was expanded by illustrations and ancient tools that make you discover how bacon is produced.

The visit to the museum starts with a walk across the vineyards and information on the work in the vineyard. Then you proceed to the cellar of the 18th century and its porphyry stone blocks. The visit ends in the modern wine cellar, where you can taste the flavoursome beverage and the typical South Tyrolean bacon. By the way, Castel Rametz also houses a vinotheque as well as a restaurant.

Summer opening hours - museum:
from March 27 to November 10, 2018
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 12 am
closed on Sundays

Winter opening hours - museum:
from November 13, 2017, to March 18, 2018
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 12 am
closed on Sundays

Admission - museum:
6.00 Euros (adults), free for kids and young people under 16 years
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 211011,

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