A palpable passion for wine
Der Weinmesser Vinum Hotel is South Tyrol's first wine hotel. Passion for wine runs, like a red thread, throughout the chic and very comfortable design hotel. The hoteliers, Christian and Doris Kohlgruber, are both certified sommeliers. The hotel's interior design features wine-related elements as well.
Even today, the term Weinmesser is still customarily used to refer to a few farms in the Merano and Environs region: the Weinmesserhöfe (lit: “wine-measurer” farms). The names of these farms derive from the former role of the Eichmeister, known in South Tyrol as a Weinmesser. An Eichmeister was a sworn official, appointed by the authorities, who measured the oak barrels in which wine was stored.
Because wine and culinary pleasure go hand in hand, we attach a great deal of importance to our Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine. Der Weinmesser also owns a wine farm with the same name: Der Weinmesserhof is one of the oldest wine-growing estates in Schenna. Hotel guests enjoy guided tours of the winery's vineyards, which include a detailed explanation about winemaking and conclude with a wine tasting in the farm's own wine cellar.