Castle and wine-tasting hotel in Appiano
Schloss Hotel Korb
With patience and a deep sense of tradition, Fritz Dellago has transformed this admirably well-preserved castle into a well-maintained gourmet hotel. Here the guest will feel like the lord of the manor, from the tower room all the way down to the cellars.
The hotel's fine kitchen team offers typical dishes ranging from South Tyrolean cuisine to Italian delicacies, for which the modern South Tyrolean way of cooking is so popular. A passionate winemaker, Fritz Dellago has planted the cultivable land of his best vineyards with the ideal grape varieties.
The result is a remarkable diversity of species, with 14 varieties ranging from Pinot blanc to Gewürztraminer and Pinot gris to Pinot noir and Zweigelt. On several occasions the Dellago Pinot blanc cellared by Bolzano/Bozen Winery has received the Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso, the highest honor for a wine. The best Schloss Korb wines are stored in a former bunker and abandoned raid shelter – relics from World War II. And because Fritz Dellago links wine very much to culture, it is not only fine wine tastings that are held here, but also concerts, readings and literary evenings. Anyone who loves slightly more rustic fare can go about a half hour up the hill, where what are perhaps the best pork ribs around are served at Fritz Dellago’s second castle, Boymont.