neumarkt mazon egna mazzon
neumarkt mazon egna mazzon

Mazzon

The famous wine-growing area of the municipality of Egna is located on a terrace east of the Adige river.

Nestling between vineyards and the intact natural landscape of the Monte Corno Nature Park, there is the little village of Mazzon. Findings dating back to the 8th century testify a settlement already in the Bronze Age. A winged axe, an offering to the mountain gods, was found at 1,600 m a.s.l. in the area of the Königswiese meadow.

Mazzon is above all famous for its excellent wine, the Pinot Nero. Since the middle of the 19th century, the vineyards in Mazzon have been known far beyond the borders of the country for the cultivation of these noble grape varieties. Not for nothing the village dedicates an entire festival to this wine, so to speak the so-called “Giornate Altoatesine del Pinot Nero” (Pinot Nero Days) taking place in Egna and Mazzon. By the way, oenophiles call this little spot of land “heaven of Pinot Nero”.

Also at the edge of the village, above the Villa brook and in the gorge of the Valle dei Mulini valley, Caldiff Castle towers into the sky. The building was probably erected around 1200 by the Lords of Enn. After a fire in 1798, the former owners left their home and the castle was left to decay.

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