The Tiefenbrunner - Turmhof Wine Estate is located in the eponymous castle in Niclara in the south of South Tyrol
It was in 1225 when a "Gut Linticlar" near Cortaccia was first mentioned in documents. A bit above the village, there is a castle ruin, where Stone and Bronze Age finds were made, which prove that the area was settled already in prehistoric times. In the course of time, "Gut Linticlar" was transformed into a castle, of which only the residential tower is left from this early period of the 13th century. In 1848 the Turmhof Winery was entered in the commercial register as one of the oldest wineries in South Tyrol. For about 170 years the Tiefenbrunner family has been producing high-quality wines in the Tiefenbrunner - Turmhof Wine Estate such as the Selection "Linticlarus".
While there is a rustic pine wood parlour in the castle, which was converted into a snack station, there is an inner courtyard with old trees and an 8,000 sq m castle park outside. This fairy tale park with its grottos, cascades, water games and strange figures, which is only accessible on a guided tour, was created in the second half of the 19th century by Johann Tiefenthaler.
The mythical creatures originate from Greek mythology and the Bible story. And how to reach Turmhof Castle - "Schloss Turmhof" in German, "Castel Turmhof" in Italian? Niclara is located 1 km south of the main village of Cortaccia, parking facilities are available. In addition, the bus line 122 operates between Cortaccia and Niclara. From the parking space also starts a 1-hour round tour, which circles the hill behind Niclara. The wide path leads to a square with a panoramic view on the south of South Tyrol and a rock face with - if there is enough water - an impressive waterfall.
- Via Castello / Schlossweg 4 - 39040 - Niclara/Cortaccia / Entiklar/Kurtatsch
- +39 0471 880122
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guided tour of the wine cellar:
€ 20.00 per person
with tasting of four wines
guided tour of the fairytale park:
€ 8.00 per person
The opening hours refer to the guided tours of the wine cellar of the Tiefenbrunner Wine Estate. They are offered all year round: from November to March every Wednesday at 2.30 pm, from April to August every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm. Reservation needed. During the grape harvest and the pressing (from the end of August), the guided tours won't take place for some weeks.
The guided tours of the castle park (fairytale park) are offered from April to October, dates on request. The guided tour will be cancelled in case of rain. The bistro is open from Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 10 pm, season closure from Feb 21 - March 12, 2023.