The South Tyrolean Wine Museum in Kaltern takes visitors on an exciting journey through the history of wine. Ancient tools and other items offer a window into a wine growing tradition that reaches back to Roman times.
Tourists and locals alike will discover a fascinating world here, beginning with dialect words such as "wimmen", "zummen", "Torggl" and "Saltner", which are used today just as they were in the past, when the grape must was transported to the cellar by oxcart.
Among its many exhibits, the museum features a cooper's workshop equipped with tools used in the manufacture of wine barrels. Visitors might catch a glimpse of the Saltner, an intriguing figure in lederhosen, a leather vest, and an elaborate feathered hat. The Saltner was considered the protector of the vineyards, and kept the grapes from being “harvested” by unauthorized people.
Point of contact
Tel./Fax +39 0471 963168
from March 20 to november 11
from Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am-12pm
Closed Mondays. Closed November 1st.