Gardens & Wine - Experience Package
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle hold patronage for the world’s largest and probably oldest grapevine. On Thursdays in August, September and October, as part of the Gardens & Wine Experience Package, there are guided viewings of the Versoaln vine at Katzenzungen Castle, located in Prissiano (Prissian) near Tesimo (Tisens), together with a wine tasting. The package also includes guided tours of Katzenzungen Castle and the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, where a golden replica of a 8,000-year-old grape seed – a gift from the nation of Georgia – and newly found 2,400-year-old grape seeds from South Tyrol can be seen.
After 9:00 am: Entrance to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
2:00 pm: Guided tour of the gardens (including a vineyard with
autochthonous varieties) with an emphasis on wine
3:30 pm: Shuttle service to Katzenzungen Castle
4:00 pm: Guided viewing of the Versoaln grapevine
4:30 pm: Guided tour of Katzenzungen Castle
5:00 pm: Alto Adige Wine Country presentation, with wine tasting
6:00 pm: Shuttle service back to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff
Every summer, there is a grape blossom festival (end of may till 15th June) under the Versoaln vine; in autumn, the grape harvest is celebrated here. During these festivities, you can enjoy local music and culinary specialties.