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 (Obermais) in Merano (Meran), there is Castel Rametz - "Schloss Rametz" in German - 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 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 Kaiserspeck bacon.
Castel Rametz houses a vinotheque, the "Wine House" in the village of Tirolo as well as a restaurant. In 2018, three Castel Monreale champagnes of Castel Rametz have been awarded the prestigious "The WineHunter Award". Also as an event location - for private festivities as well as public events such as the Advent at Castel Rametz - it is widely known. And how to reach Castel Rametz? The impressive building can be found in Via Labers 4 at Maia Alta - it is accessible by car.
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€ 6.00 adults
free admission up to 16 years
Guided tour with wine tasting by reservation.