Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

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Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Route

An autumn magic for the senses

The South Tyrolean Wine Road, which stretches picturesquely between Nals and Salurn, turns into a golden oasis of the senses in autumn. The grape harvest begins and the region shines in all its glory. Here, where the autochthonous Vernatsch, the Lagrein and the local Gewürztraminer thrive, wine becomes the elixir of life.

And what could be better suited to this time of year than a combination of wine and music? This is exactly what awaits visitors to the event “Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Route”, which will take place from October 20 to November 5, 2023.

The schedule and the program of events

The Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road offer a diverse program for every taste. The events usually start, in the morning, in the late afternoon or early evening and extend into the night. The procedure is as follows:

  • Wine tastings: Each event offers the opportunity to taste the excellent wines of the region. From Vernatsch to Lagrein to Gewürztraminer – here you can discover the diversity of South Tyrolean wines.
  • Concerts: The musical performances are the heart of the Wine Sounds. Local ensembles and international artists perform in historic buildings that create a unique atmosphere. The music ranges from classical sounds to jazz and modern interpretations.
  • Culinary delights: The events are often accompanied by regional culinary delights. You can look forward to traditional South Tyrolean dishes that harmonize perfectly with the wines.

The Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road are a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture and exquisite wines of this region. It is a time when music and wine come together in perfect harmony to indulge the senses.

Wine Sounds event dates and locations

The Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road are a series of events that take place at various locations along this picturesque wine route. The exact dates and venues are as follows:

20 October 2023, Salurn (17.00 – 24.00)

Klang Castle Haderburg Experience a special evening in the medieval courtyard of the Haderburg. Live music with the band “4 Gsponn”, tasting of Salurn wines from the Ceo and Salurnis wineries. At 6:30 pm you will dive into the past with our night watch and learn a lot about the Middle Ages during a guided tour through the Haderburg. At 20:15 you can expect a fire dance.

21 October 2023, Andrian (11.00 – 14.30)

Matinee at Festenstein Castle. Experience medieval music at its best with the Duo Enßle-Lamprecht at a concert in the spectacular walls of the Festenstein castle ruins above Andrian. Sitting on the lawn in the castle courtyard, surrounded by the immense nature of the Gaider Gorge, with the wonderful backdrop of the Dolomites in the distance, enjoy the music.

This is what the matinee offers, which takes place in this special place as part of the WeinKlänge on the South Tyrolean Wine Road. After the concert, the wine of the Andrian Winery is presented as an aperitif at the Moarhof in the hamlet of Gaid above the castle. In case of bad weather the event will take place in the multipurpose hall of the municipality of Andrian.

October 22, 2023, Branzoll (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Matinee at Ansitz Thomsen. The courtyard of the Ansitz Thomsen in Branzoll will be the setting for the matinee of the Alpin Lounge Orchestra on October 22, 2023 at 11:00 am. In the concert of the formation of 9-12 musicians, drumset meets accordion or jazz vocals meet cello, which leads to a wide-ranging program of classical music and light music up to cross-over arrangements.
At the beginning and during the intermission of the concert, visitors will be served a glass of wine. At the end of the matinee there will be a wine tasting with various wines from the H. Lentsch winery. Ticket sales: 18€ per person, Tourist-Info Leifers Branzoll Pfatten, Kennedystraße 88, 39055 Leifers, tourist@leifers-info.it or T +39 0471 950420 In case of rain the concert will take place in the Kulturhaus in Branzoll.
 
 
 
22 October 2023, Terlan (10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

Matinee at the Gschnoferhof. As part of the “WeinKlänge an der Südtiroler Weinstraße” in late autumn 2023, we cordially invite you to a concert by the percussion band “conTakt” from South Tyrol. Georg Malfertheiner, Manfred Gampenrieder, Philipp Höller and Christian Miglioranza perform pieces from classical to new music with various percussion instruments. Rhythm is her specialty; everything with which and on which you can make sounds and noises is her playground. The historic Gschnoferhof with the Dreikönigskapelle is the perfect ambience for the concert. With selected wines from Terlan wineries. Admission: 10,00 Euro

 

25 October 2023, Bolzano (20.00 – 22.00)
Take a castle, five excellent musicians and five excellent wines: In the courtyard of Maretsch Castle, the Bolzano ensemble Aluna will delight visitors with music that tells of wine. This will be tasted five times between the pieces of music played, accompanied by expert sommeliers, to emphasize the connection between music and wine. Registration: Tel. +39 0471 307 000, info@bolzano-bozen.it
 
27 October 2023, Kurtatsch (20.00 – 23.00)

Laughter and WINE Literary WINE sights and sounds in 7/10 time at Ansitz Freienfeld, with Leo Ploner, text and vocals Sylvia Lanz, violin Ulli Mattle, cello Davide Lorenzato, accordion. The four musicians serve musical and literary pearls, which can only be said through the wine glass. Hidden poetry in bottles, speech set in swing and a stream of fire from the vines will take you on a noble journey… Admission: 20 euros per person including 3 wines & appetizers.

October 27, 2023, Nals (11.00 am- 3.00 pm)

Culinary Matinée with the Cinquino Brass Quintet – WineSounds. Experience a first-class concert visit in the historical walls of the cultural center “Zur Sonne” with the ensemble Cinquino Brass Quintett. After the sounds of the music have taken their leave after about an hour, the focus is placed on enjoyment. Fine appetizers accompany the excellent wine of the Nals Margreid Winery and round off the musical experience also culinary. Ticket sales concert incl. Appetizers 15,00 € per person (excl. drinks) At the Tourist Office Nals, info@nals.info, +39 0471 678619

28 October 2023, Tramin (10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

The historic Elena Walch winery opens its doors to concertgoers. After the last notes of the woodwind quintet “Lignun” have faded away in the historic courtyard overlooking the picturesque mountain scenery, we will take you on a journey of discovery in the wine cellar. Today, Elena Walch’s award-winning wines are produced in the former Jesuit monastery with the help of traditional and avant-garde winemaking techniques.

The charming contrast of ornately carved wooden barrels and the state-of-the-art fermentation cellar with its architectural highlights perfectly reflects our identity and versatility. During the subsequent tasting of four selected wines in the park of the winery, you will have the opportunity to see for yourself!

29 October 2023, Kaltern (10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

The first concert of the series of events “WeinKlänge an der Südtiroler Weinstraße” in Kaltern opens the ladies’ salon orchestra La Valse. The six ladies are fully committed to the swinging and elegant melodies of Johann Strauss and other famous composers such as Lehar, Kreisler and Ziehrer. At Ansitz Windegg you can expect culinary delicacies, exquisite wine from Kaltern and a wonderful location that will enchant your senses.

04 November 2023, Kaltern (17.00 – 19.00)

“Wine is my whole heart” is the name of the musical-literary evening dedicated to the enjoyment of wine with Christine Lasta and Toni Taschler. They will look the vernacular in the mouth, give hangover recipes, explain the relationship between politics and alcohol, tell witty stories about the noble grape juice from Plutarch to Goethe to Kurt Tucholsky and tell of erotic side effects of wine drinking. The South Tyrolean musicians Helga Plankensteiner and Michael Lösch accompany the evening with old and new “intoxicating” hits.

05 November 2023, Eppan (18.00 – 24.00)

In Eppan at Freudenstein Castle, the 15-member ensemble “Windkraft” with soprano Maria Eleonora Caminada and conductor Hans Finatzer will perform. Windkraft takes up a tradition in a contemporary way, namely that of brass music, which is of great importance in Tyrol. The supporting program includes a wine tasting of the Fallwind line of the St. Michael-Eppan Winery and a nude art exhibition.

 

 

The schedule and the program of event: Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

The Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road offer a diverse program for every taste. Events usually begin in the late afternoon or early evening and extend into the night. The procedure is as follows:

  • Wine tastings: Each event offers the opportunity to taste the excellent wines of the region. From Vernatsch to Lagrein to Gewürztraminer – here you can discover the diversity of South Tyrolean wines.
  • Concerts: The musical performances are the heart of the Wine Sounds. Local ensembles and international artists perform in historic buildings that create a unique atmosphere. The music ranges from classical sounds to jazz and modern interpretations.
  • Culinary delights: The events are often accompanied by regional culinary delights. You can look forward to traditional South Tyrolean dishes that harmonize perfectly with the wines.
  • Guided tours and workshops: For those who want to learn more about wine and the region, guided tours of the vineyards and workshops on winemaking are often offered.
  • Art Exhibitions: Some events also include art exhibitions to round out the cultural experience.

The Wine Sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road are a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture and exquisite wines of this region. It is a time when music and wine come together in perfect harmony to indulge the senses.

An autumn magic for the senses

Autumn in the South Tyrolean Wine Route is a time of harvest, good taste and music. The landscape shines in warm colors, the vineyards are full of life and the grape harvest is in full swing. The wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road perfectly capture the magic of this moment.

In the historic walls scattered among the vineyards, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere. The sounds of the music blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of this region. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just share a love of music, these events offer something special for everyone.

The choice of venues along the Wine Route is not random. Each place has its own charm and a special relationship with wine. From the steep slopes of Tramin to the historic old town of Bolzano – every place contributes to making the wine sounds an unforgettable experience.

The South Tyrolean Wine Route is proud of its wine tradition, and the Wine Sounds are a tribute to this tradition. The events offer not only the opportunity to taste the best wines of the region, but also to get to know the people and the culture behind them. It’s an opportunity to hear the stories of the winemakers who put their passion and craft into every bottle of wine.

The wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road are a true autumn magic for the senses. They offer the perfect combination of wine, music and culture in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe. If you have the opportunity to attend this event, do not hesitate. It will be a journey you will never forget – a journey into the world of wine and music that will enchant your senses.

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Important note: Disclaimer – Italien.events is not the organizer of the events published here and therefore not responsible for program changes and cancellation of the event. The editorial team of Italien.events always tries to provide detailed and accurate information. However, it is possible that events are changed and they were not updated in a timely manner. Detailed information about the dates, times and programs can be obtained directly from the organizer. Please check the organizer’s website or social media for updates before your trip!

Photos: © IDM/South Tyrol Wine/Tiberio Sorvillo // IDM/South Tyrol Wine/Benjamin Pfitscher // IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Alex Filz // IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Benjamin Pfitscher // IDM/South Tyrol Bacon Consortium/Marion Lafogler // IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Tobias Kaser // TV Eppan/Helmut Rier // IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Manuel Ferrigato // IDM South Tyrol-Alto Adige/Thomas Monsorno

Christmas Market Bolzano

Christmas Market Bolzano

Christmas Market Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy

Bolzano Christmas Market: magic and tradition in the capital of South Tyrol

The Christmas Market of Bolzano, also known as “Bozner Christkindlmarkt” or “Bolzano Christmas Market”, is one of the most charming and traditional Christmas events in South Tyrol, Italy. This festive market transforms the picturesque city of Bolzano into a winter wonderland every year, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Date and venue

The Christmas Market of Bolzano takes place every year from the last Friday of November to January 6 of the following year. This period extends throughout Advent and Christmas, giving visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the festive atmosphere. The market usually opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 7 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Sundays and holidays).

The venue of the Christkindlmarkt is the Walther Square (Piazza Walther) and the Old Town in the heart of Bolzano. This central square is surrounded by historic buildings and stores and provides the ideal backdrop for this wintry celebration. The central location makes the market easily accessible and a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike.

The history of the Christkindlmarkt Bolzano

The roots of the Bolzano Christmas Market go back to the early 19th century, when it was first mentioned as a “goods market”. Over the years, the market has become an important meeting place for commerce and social life in Bolzano, especially in the pre-Christmas period.

Then, in the 1990s, the market was transformed into the “Christkindlmarkt” and began to focus on the festive aspects of the Christmas season. This was the beginning of a new era, when the market became a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.

Today, the Christkindlmarkt Bolzano is considered one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in all of Europe and is an integral part of the Christmas tradition in South Tyrol.

The atmosphere of the Christkindlmarkt Bolzano

The Bolzano Christmas Market enchants its visitors with a unique atmosphere characterized by festive lighting, traditional music and culinary delights. The picturesque surroundings of Walther Square will be transformed into a wintry fairyland that will appeal to the senses and awaken the anticipation of Christmas.

One of the outstanding features of the market is the imposing Christmas tree, which is placed on Walther Square. This magnificently decorated tree is a symbol of the festive season and a popular spot for photos and hangouts.

The stands and offers

Bolzano’s Christkindlmarkt offers a variety of stalls selling traditional handicrafts, regional specialties and festive gifts. Visitors can discover handmade decorations, candles, crafts and much more, perfect for Christmas gifts.

The culinary offerings are another highlight of the market. The stalls offer a wide range of delicacies, including South Tyrolean specialties such as bacon, cheese, Schlutzkrapfen (dumplings), dumplings and mulled wine. The smell of freshly baked bread and cinnamon stars fills the air, tempting visitors to enjoy delicious treats.

The Christ Child and Santa Claus

The Christmas Market of Bolzano adheres to some traditional elements of Christmas. The Christ Child (Gesù Bambino) is the main character of the market and appears regularly to greet visitors. It wears a festive robe and spreads the spirit of charity and peace.

St. Nicholas (San Nicola) is another important figure in the market. He hands out candy and small gifts to children and is a favorite guest for families.

Music and entertainment

The Bolzano Christmas Market also offers a rich selection of musical entertainment. Choirs and music groups perform on various stages and play traditional Christmas carols as well as classical music pieces. The music creates a festive mood and helps immerse visitors in the joy of Christmas.

The railroad

One of the newer attractions of the Bolzano Christmas Market is the children’s train, which is set up in Walther Square. This railroad is a favorite place for children.

Special events and highlights

The Bolzano Christmas Market offers a variety of special events and highlights throughout its duration. These include concerts, theatrical performances, readings of Christmas stories and much more. One of the highlights is the festive opening ceremony, when the Christ Child opens the market and the festive lights are switched on.

The Christmas season in Bolzano

The Christkindlmarkt Bolzano is not only a market, but a synonym for the Christmas season in Bolzano and South Tyrol. Throughout Advent and the holidays, the streets of the city are festively decorated, and there are numerous other events and activities to get visitors into the Christmas spirit.

The Christmas markets in other parts of South Tyrol, such as Merano, Bressanone, Vipiteno, Glorenza, Castle Tyrol, Eppan, Sarentino and Brunico, also offer a festive atmosphere and the opportunity to discover regional specialties and handicrafts. The entire region lights up during the Christmas season, and traditional customs and rituals are lovingly preserved.

A journey into the magical world of Christmas at the Bolzano Christmas Market

The Bolzano Christmas Market is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and a journey into the magical world of Christmas joy and tradition. The festive atmosphere, culinary delights, handmade crafts and musical entertainment make this market a true gem of the Christmas season.

Whether you’re looking for gifts, want to enjoy the wintry atmosphere or just want to experience the magic of Christmas, the Bolzano Christmas Market has something for everyone. It is a time when the community comes together to celebrate the joy, love and warmth of the Christmas season. The Bolzano Christmas Market is a place where memories are created that last a lifetime, and it invites everyone to become part of this festive tradition.

Important note: Disclaimer – Italien.events is not the organizer of the events published here and therefore not responsible for program changes and cancellation of the event. The editorial team of Italien.events always tries to provide detailed and accurate information. However, it is possible that events are changed and they were not updated in a timely manner. Detailed information about the dates, times and programs can be obtained directly from the organizer. Please check the organizer’s website or social media for updates before your trip!

Photos: © IDM South Tyrol / Alex Filz / L.Guadagnini // shutterstock.com