South Tyrolean speck, dumplings and much more can be tasted on a funny Törggele evening.
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“Törggelen” is a centuries-old South Tyrolean tradition. Originally, the term Törggelen comes from the Latin word “torquere” and means wind, press and turn. This refers to the pressing of the must after the grape harvest, which was the procedure for wine making years ago. After the harvest the South Tyroleans walked from one winegrower to the next to taste the young wine, the “Nuier” how it is still called today.
Part of this traditional way of celebrating the young wine is a long walk throughout the unique autumnal landscape prior to tasting the culinary delights. Thirsty and hungry you then reach the inn, where the young wine and typical local specialities like chestnuts, speck or sausage are tasted.
The Törggelen takes place when the days are slowly getting shorter again– from about October to the middle of November.
What could be nicer than an autumnal walk through the colourful landscape with such delicious specialities to eat and drink as a reward!