In the spa town of Merano, the private Wine Museum at Rametz Castle tells all about viticulture
The terrain on which Rametz Castle in Maia Alta near Merano stands is ideal for the planted vines: The best grape juice is produced here every autumn, the typical vine arbour cultivation method (Pergel) is used for the grapes. In order to be able to tell everything about the decades-old tradition of winegrowing, the ground floor and cellar rooms of Rametz Castle were converted into a small private museum a few decades ago, the Weinbaumuseum Rametz or Museo del Vino di Rametz.
Equipment and tools for soil cultivation, grape harvest and transport are exhibited and presented in four rooms, including tools that have been forgotten for a long time. Grain cultivation and pest control are also a topic. A few years ago, the Wine Museum was a little extended: Now you can also learn about bacon making from pictures and old tools. The tour starts with a walk through the vineyards with information about the work in the vineyard and the history of the castle.
After a visit to the museum, the tour continues into the cellar, which dates back to the 18th century with its porphyry stone ashlars, and ends in the modern winery. Here you can taste the fine wines together with the Kaiserspeck bacon. And how can you reach the Wine Museum Rametz? Rametz Castle is located in Via Labers 4 in Maia Alta (Obermais), parking spaces are available. The municipal bus line no. 3 connects the centre of Merano with Maia Alta in a few minutes.
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€ 7.00 adults
€ 7.00 young people (17-18 years)
free for children and young people up to 16 years
The Wine Museum Rametz stays open all year round, closed on Sundays. The guided tour to the Wine Museum with tour of the vineyards and tasting of five wines will be offered again from mid-March 2024 on. On request the tours can be organised in English and French.