The vineyard walk in the south of South Tyrol is all about the most famous wine of Termeno.
Image gallery: Gewürztraminer Trail
The Gewürztraminer vineyards above Termeno are the destination of this easy hike: On a length of 3.5 km, it informs you about the soils, the microclimate, and the work necessary for the Gewürztraminer to thrive here. The white wine that made the village of Termeno (Tramin) on the South Tyrolean Wine Road famous worldwide, has been cultivated in the area since the 11th century. The Gewürztraminer vine, also called Red Traminer or Yellow Traminer, is demanding: The soil must be easily warmable and not too dry. The resulting wine has wonderfully intense aromas of rose, lychee, bitter orange, and marzipan.
The Gewürztraminer Trail (Gewürztraminer Weg) starts in the historic village centre, called Bethlehem, and leads past an oversized Gewürztraminer sign made of Corten steel towards the vineyards. Afterwards, the trail leads south through the forest to the hamlet of Ronchi and back again, with beautiful views on the Wine Road with its old residences and churches. This hike is recommended in spring when the apple trees are in blossom in the valley, or in autumn when the grapes are ripe. Walking time: approx. 1 hour. The Local Museum "Hoamet Tramin Museum" also deals with wine: It shows a large collection of historical Gewürztraminer from all over the world.