The traditional Bolzano Wine Tasting is a firmly established venue on the enogastronomical event calendar.
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The first edition of a wine tasting in the town of Bolzano (Bozen) dates back to March 1896, when at the wine tavern of the Torgglhaus building more than 100 wines were tasted and compared. That original Spring Wine Market has become famous as Bolzano Wine Tasting - “Bozner Weinkost” in German, “Mostra Vini di Bolzano” in Italian - over time. The enogastronomical event takes place every year in March, presenting 40 of the most renowned wineries of South Tyrol.
The multi-day event, organised by the Bolzano Tourist Board in collaboration with Slow Food, is housed in Mareccio Castle. This venerable building dating back to the 12th century is located along the Lungotalvera Promenade near the Talvera Meadows, a recreation area, and not far from the historic town with the famous Bolzano Arcades.
At the Bolzano Wine Tasting, you can taste more than 200 selected white, rosé, red and sparkling wines from the cultivated areas between the Oltradige area around Appiano and the Valle Isarco and Valle dell’Adige areas, or try a “vertical tasting” of Sauvignon wines. The entertainment programme, however, includes live music as well as a wide culinary offer.