wein.kaltern is an initiative by local wine producers, focused on promoting the culture of wine around Lake Caldaro.
Already in 1999, the “Projektgruppe Weindorf Kaltern” project group, made up of wine producers, farmers and public representatives, laid the foundations for wein.kaltern, an initiative focused on promoting the culture of wine in Caldaro along the South Tyrolean Wine Road and with the aim to make it a typical wine village. Caldaro, located at 224 m a.s.l., is an ideal wine-growing area, surrounded by a natural landscape at the meeting point of Alpine and Mediterranean influences.
The area of wein.kaltern is marked by two massive white limestone slabs at the edges of the village. Furthermore there are several projects under the initiative, called wein.weg (walk around Caldaro), wein.glas (an own wine glass created by Riedel), wein.lesen (a book telling about Caldaro and its wines), wein.wegweiser (a small brochure on the subject of wine and the wein.weg path), wein.haus offering wines from 20 local wine producers, and the wein.magazin journal.
Furthermore, Caldaro (Kaltern) offers various events dedicated to its wines, among them the Wine Excursion Day in spring and the Wine Party in May, as well as the events “Caldaro - All in Red” offering a huge selection of local red wines and “Caldaro - All in White” dedicated to white wines. In autumn, Caldaro’s Wine Days (September) and “Wine and Cuisine” (October) take place.