The Theiner winegrowing family’s enchanting castle hotel
The SCHLOSS PLARS Vinum Hotel is situated at an altitude of 450 meters, in the hamlet of Mitterplars, overlooking Lagundo/Algund and surrounded by vineyards. It’s an idyllic little spot with glorious vistas of the Merano Valley Basin.
For three generations now, the Theiner family of winemakers has been successfully running a holiday residence for discerning guests at the romantic little castle, which is adorned with tower and battlements. All of Andreas and Irene Theiner’s twelve rooms and suites are extremely spacious, and tastefully furnished with fine period furniture. The warm, breezy microclimate in Algund-Mitterplars is very convenient, not only for guests, but also for ripening of the grapes in the Theiner's vineyard. Their oldest vines date back to 1911, when Andrea’s grandfather Franz planted them.
After starting out as a banker, Andreas returned to his true roots and made a career change, becoming a dedicated winemaker. Delicately fruity wines with strong character thrive at the Raut, Torggl and Broat sites: Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc, Schiava, Lagrein and Merlot. Every week, there is a guided hike with wine-cellar tour at the SCHLOSS PLARS Winery. Andreas Theiner also offers individual wine tastings for groups of up to 25 people. Special seminars can also be organized upon request for wine enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves into South Tyrol’s wine history and gain in-depth knowledge about various winemaking techniques.