Castel Ringberg is Elena Walch’s most important single vineyard. Located above Lake Caldaro, in the heart of the Alto Adige viticulture, the climate here at about 350m above sea level is considered mild with strong day-night fluctuations. The calcareous soils are poor, which is a stimulus for the vine!
The castle itself was built by the Austrian Habsburgs in 1620 in the then fashionable Italian Renaissance style for noble residences as a hunting lodge. Today it is the seat of a Ostaria, a wine shop and also houses two cellars, our “Schlosskeller” and “Gutskeller” in which the award-winning single-vineyard wines mature. Recently, the Gutskeller has been extensively restored and for the first time in 150 years, it will be used again for the 2022 harvest!
- Ostaria “Castel Ringberg”
The Ostaria Castel Ringberg with its large panoramic terrace is worth a visit. Enjoy the variety of Elena Walch’s wines with a picturesque view of Lake Caldaro. Cold, regional delicacies are served, selected Alto Adige specialties to accompany the wines. After the guided vineyard walks, the ideal place to experience the visited single vineyards in a glass.
Opening hours: daily 11:30 – 18:30 (Tuesday closed).
St. Joseph on the lake 1, Caldaro
- Wine Shop
Directly at the Castel Ringberg you will also find our wine shop where you can learn more about our wines.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 11:30 12:00 – 18:30 Tuesday closing day
- Guided vineyard tour
During the summer months, we offer guided short walks through the surrounding wine terraces of Castel Ringberg. Please find the details here.