castel katzenzungen versoaln rebe
castel katzenzungen versoaln rebe

Grape Blossom Festival

The largest and one of the oldest vines throughout Europe is celebrated in early June at Katzenzungen Castle in Prissiano.

Katzenzungen Castle rises majestically in Prissiano near Tesimo. The castle complex was first mentioned in written documents in 1244 AD. Nowadays, however, a 32 metres long stony bridge leads into the interior of the restored property, which is the perfect setting for cultural events, historical banquets and weddings. And right here, at 600 m a.s.l., there's a real rarity. To celebrate the special Versoaln vine - the largest and one of the oldest vines throughout Europe whit its canopy of 300 sqm - in the best way, in 2012 the Grape Blossom Festival was brought into life.

It takes place every year in early June right underneath the vine's canopy and offers music, delicacies, a variety of wine - also the rarely poured Versoaln wine - as well as tastings and a guided castle tour. The event is organised by the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, in collaboration with the Tesimo-Prissiano Tourism Association and Katzenzungen Castle.

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