An educational wine trail leads from the centre of Caldaro through the vineyards to the historic courtyard of Sallegg Castle.
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In Villa di Mezzo in Caldaro (Kaltern Mitterdorf) there is a stately manor that dates back to the 16th century: Sallegg Castle, built as the residence of the Lords of Sall. Today it is owned by the Counts of Kuenburg, who have specialised in producing fine wines here. The home-grown wines are stored up to three floors deep underground in the vaulted cellars. Outside, on the other hand, there is an educational wine trail that invites you to take a walk.
The start is the Piazza dei Rottenburg square in the centre of Caldaro village, then the Castel Sallegg Wine Trail - "Weinlehrpfad Castel Sallegg" in German, "Percorso didattico di Castel Sallegg" in Italian - takes you through the vineyard up to the inner courtyard of the castle. The 350 m long path leads through the vines and tells on the information boards about the South Tyrolean grape varieties and their special features, and about the climate and the soil they need to thrive well. The walk is best rounded off with a cellar tour and wine tasting: The Wine Trail is open from mid-March to mid-November, during the ripening period only with guided tours.
The educational trail stays closed in winter, the summer season 2023 will start at the end of March.