Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

Wine sounds on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

Luci d'Artista, Salerno, Campania, Italy

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.

Autumn, Bolzano, Wine, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy

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

Egetmann

Egetmann

Egentmann, Tramin, South Tyrol, South Tyrolean Wine Road, South Tyrolean lowlands, Italy

Egetmann in Tramin

A unique carnival custom on the South Tyrolean Wine Route

The “Egetmann Festumzug” in Tramin is a fascinating and colorful event, which is one of the oldest traditions in the Alpine region and takes place every odd year. This unique festival is deeply rooted in the regional culture and attracts visitors from all over Europe.

Date and place of the Egetmann move

The “Egetmann” takes place every odd numbered year and marks the highlight of the carnival season in Tramin on the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The exact date depends on the date of Easter and is usually in February or March. The festival takes place in the picturesque village of Tramin (Termeno) in the South Tyrolean lowlands in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. The narrow streets and the enchanting scenery of Tramin offer the ideal setting for this colorful carnival festival.

The history of the Egetmann in Tramin

The historical background of the “Egetmann” is the expulsion of winter and evil spirits. This is symbolized by the depiction of snapdragons, also called wudelen, and wild men. This tradition goes back to ancient rituals used in the region to drive away winter and welcome the new life. The custom of the “Egetmann” was also closely connected with the tradition of the winter wedding, which often took place during the carnival season, when agriculture was at rest.

The focus of the Egetmannzug is the wedding of “Hansl”. During this ceremony, stories and anecdotes from the village are often told, which is a humorous and entertaining component of the festival.

In the even years, the Egetmann parade belongs to the children, which is an interesting change from the traditional parade.

The course of the Egetmann parade

The Egetmann parade is a colorful spectacle that lasts from early in the morning until late at night. The day begins with the gathering of the participants (exclusively men), including the “snappers” and wild men dressed in elaborate and often grotesque costumes and masks. These masked figures often wear huge wooden masks representing wild animals or mythical creatures.

The “snapping beasts / wudelen” are known for snapping at the spectators with their mouths and scaring them. The wild men, on the other hand, dance and jump around wildly, bringing a joyful and exuberant atmosphere to the historic alleys of Tramin.

The wedding of Hansl

A highlight of the Egetmann parade is the wedding of Hansl. This humorous ceremony depicts a fictional wedding and is performed by local actors and a puppet (Hansl). Funny stories and anecdotes from village life are often taken up and humorously staged.

During the parade, the streets of Tramin are lined with spectators who admire the impressive costumes and masks and are frightened by the snapping animals and wild men. The mood is boisterous and cheerful, and the participants distribute sweets and small gifts to the spectators, especially to the children.

In the evening, the festive community gathers in the village square to celebrate the Egetmann Carnival with music, dancing and festive food. This part of the festival often lasts until late in the evening and provides an opportunity to enjoy regional cuisine and fellowship.

The meaning of the Egetmann

The Egetmann Fasching Festival has a deep cultural meaning for the people of Tramin and the surrounding area. It symbolizes the expulsion of winter and evil spirits, the transition from darkness to light, from cold to warmth.

The wedding of “Hansl” is a humorous portrayal of village life and local stories. It reminds the community that laughter and joy are important parts of life, even during the cold season.

The importance of costumes and masks

The costumes and masks of the “Egetmann” are an essential part of the festival and an impressive craft. The elaborate costumes and grotesque masks of the snapping beasts and wild men are an expression of the craftsmanship and creativity of the participants. They also represent the ancient customs and rituals of the region. Guilds such as bakers, pan menders, millers, shoemakers, fishermen or figures such as old and new gypsies, washerwomen and prehistoric people are also represented.

Music and dance at the Egentmann in Tramin

Music and dance play a central role at the Egetmann Festival. Traditional music groups accompany the procession and play festive melodies that emphasize the mood of the festival.

The wild men often perform wild dances and jumps that emphasize the merriment and exuberance of the festival. Spectators are often encouraged to dance along and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

The carnival parade as a community experience

The Egetmannfest is more than just a traditional festival. It is an expression of community and regional identity. The people of Tramin and the surrounding area come together to drive away the winter and welcome the new life. It is a time for gathering, celebrating and enjoying regional cuisine. The Egetmann Festival strengthens the community and reminds people of the importance of their traditions and customs.

The Egetmann parade in Tramin a unique experience for young and old

The Egetmann Festival in Tramin is a fascinating and colorful event that brings people together to drive away winter and welcome the new life. It is an expression of regional culture and tradition, expressing the joy of the beginning of spring and the hope for a good harvest.

The impressive costumes, the elaborate masks, the noisy snapping animals and the wild men make the Egetmann Festival a unique experience. It is a time of celebration and conviviality that has been appreciated and cultivated by the people of Tramin and the surrounding region for centuries.

Important note: Disclaimer – Italien.events is not the organizer of the events published here and therefore not responsible for program changes, cancellation of the event and possibly incorrect information. 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 © Dietmar / Antie www.egetmann.com