Wine gourmet with its own mountain winery
The modern-day Romantik Hotel Oberwirt was first documented in 1496, as a Marling tavern. In 1748 the Waldner family took over the former inn, together with its associated agriculture (livestock breeding, farming, fruit-growing and viticulture); for 11 generations now, the Waldner family has been growing and making wine. With the purchase and construction of the Eichenstein Winery on Mount Freiberg above Meran, a new milestone has been set and the family winemaking expanded. The Waldner wines are now being developed and stored in the newly built wine cellar at Eichenstein. The winery's enoteca, Vinarium, offers tastings of fine wines such as Pinot blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Merlot/Cabernet.
Sepp Waldner expanded the tradition-steeped inn with meticulous attention to every detail, and has now created a unique 4-star-superior Romantik Hotel, which not only offers every comfort but has also retained its originality. The hotelier, who is extremely enthusiastic about wine, has maintained the quaint atmosphere of the hotel, reconciling it with modern creature comforts.
Chef Werner Seidner has led Oberwirt's highly respected kitchen team for 30 years now. The new South Tyrolean cuisine served here will please even the most discriminating gourmand. An outstanding selection of wines from South Tyrol and other regions of Italy distinguish the award-winning wine list. Anyone who would like to explore the idyllic vineyard sites of Merano's Freiberg first-hand can experience the luxury of living in the vineyard: Romantics will love the vineyard chalet at Eichenstein, which leaves nothing to be desired, including complete tranquility, sunshine, fresh air and breathtaking views of the Meran Valley Basin and surrounding mountains.