The Rametz Castle, gently set on a moraine hill and surrounded by beautiful vineyards, dominates the historic center of Merano. It houses a restaurant and a renowned wine cellar.
Castel Rametz History
The first historical records of the Castello Rametz estate began in the 13th century, when it was already mentioned in various documents as an important possession in the field of viticulture.
In fact, already from this period in fact there are flourishing different types of vines thanks to the Mediterranean microclimate, to the soil rich in water and to the shelter given by the marvelous mountains that surround the area.
In 1836 it was bought by Francesco Flarer, a professor at the University of Pavia, who transformed it into his own home; carrying out a radical restoration brought the castle to its current appearance, characterized by towers and Ghibelline battlements.
In 1860 began the cultivation of the best vines for the production of Pinot noir alongside the production of Riesling Renano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
This small corner of peace and tranquility also houses a museum dedicated to viticulture, established in 1980 in the cellars of the castle: tools and tools for harvesting, winemaking and transport are displayed in 4 large rooms of the museum, along with ancient equipment for the wheat cultivation and speck production.
Together with experienced sommeliers it is possible to taste the wines produced here and to experience the history of the estate in a comprehensive way with guided food and wine tours.
The restaurant offers the welcoming hospitality of the typical Tyrolean parlor; the cuisine ranges from refined local specialties to international dishes, all naturally accompanied by the quality of the wines of the precious cellar.