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Toerggele areas

The custom of the Törggelen is a typical appearance in South Tyrol: Wherever wine grows, it takes place

The Toerggele areas stretch from the South Tyrolean Wine Road to the main town of Bolzano, in the west to the area of Merano and in the east to the Valle Isarco valley. In fact, everywhere where wine grows as the origin of the Toerggele custom is the typical dinner for winegrowers and their assistants and neighbours to celebrate the end of the harvest and the new wine.

  • Valle Isarco valley:

Here, mainly white wine such as Sylvaner is grown. Many farm inns in the valley offer typical Toerggele dishes: Velturno, Villandro and Laion are the strongholds of this custom. Through the Valle Isarco valley, the well-known Chestnut Trail proceeds through chestnut groves and along sunny slopes. Events on the topic of sweet chestnuts are also on offer.

  • Merano and surroundings and Lower Val Venosta:

Here the sweet chestnuts grow, here the wine thrives: in the Burgraviato area, especially in the villages of Tesimo, Prissiano, Tirolo and Lana, as well as in Naturno and Castelbello in the Lower Val Venosta. The local farm inns offer homemade dumplings and desserts - the perfect conclusion of a wonderful hike in the surroundings of Tyrol Castle, Juval Castle and other stunning places.

  • South Tyrolean Wine Road:

Also in the villages between Bolzano and Salorno, sweet chestnut groves, vineyards and farm inns can be found, which open their doors in summer and for the Toerggele period. Along the Wine Road, the sun usually shines until well into November, and beautiful paths lead around Lake Caldaro, to the Monticolo Lakes and on the mystical hill of Castelvetere.

  • San Genesio:

In San Genesio, above Bolzano, there are some of the oldest chestnut trees in South Tyrol. It is said, that in former times every sweet chestnut tree brought one person through the winter. Today, locals and guests are happy about the very good quality of the local sweet chestnuts. In San Genesio, during the Chestnut Weeks in autumn, it's all about the delicate nutty fruit.

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