New wine and roasted chestnuts. Music plays in the traditional parlour; people are cheerful. During ‘Törggelen’ in autumn, an old South Tyrolean harvest celebration comes to life again. Just like back in the day, the winegrowers invite visitors to taste the new wine, eat Speck and chestnuts as well as all kinds of homemade treats. And our guests can be part of this special tradition during a ‘Törggele’ hike to the excellent wine taverns in the Eisack Valley.
‘Törggelen’ has its origin in the Eisack Valley. According to tradition, from October to the end of November, the wine taverns serve snack boards with Speck, smoked sausages and cheese, farmer’s dishes such as Schlutzkrapfen (a type of ravioli) and barley soup, butcher’s platter with salt meat, sauerkraut, sausages, and dumplings, topped off with roasted chestnuts and Krapfen (a sweet thin pastry).