For the gourmet and hotel boss Josef Waldner, good food and good wine are a matter of the heart. Passion for wine runs in the family: the 11th generation of the Waldner family owned a vineyard in South Tyrol and served the wines at the hotel. In 2001, Josef Waldner took it upon himself to produce wine of the highest quality.
Honest, fruity and full of character is how wines should be – produced as naturally as possible. Wines that perfectly accompany the Oberwirt's excellent cuisine ... Wine that gets the best out of the fertile South Tyrolean soils and the mild climate with its many hours of sunshine. It was with this philosophy that Josef Waldner, with the help of a friend of the family and professor of viniculture, acquired new slopes. Eichenstein Vineyard in Freiberg, Merano was acquired in 1995 and was extended to include a residence and wine cellars by Josef Waldner - a piece of paradise beyond compare for wine lovers and guests.
The "Wiedenacker field" was perfect situated for white wines and was planted by Joesf Waldner with Sauvignon (45 %), Pinot blanc (40 %) and Riesling (15 %) vines. In 2003 these grapes produced the first Waldner wine - the "Gloria Dei".
The "Wartegg" location benefits from long hours of sunshine - exactly the right conditions for red wine vines. The decision here was for Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). Together with the viniculturist Hartmann Doná, Josef Waldner produced a velvety red wine which is full of character and named it the "Baccara".
Both wines have found friends among wine lovers and have also made a name beyond the borders of South Tyrol.
The rooms and suites combine elegant living with South Tyrolean comfort.
Moments of indulgence
* Beauty break in the Amadea Spa
* Culinary feats
* Experience heartiness
Suitable for every occasion ...
Give away convenient feel-good stays and great wellness applications to those dearest to you at the Romantik Hotel Oberwirt.
Since April 2012 we have added 3 more white wines. The varietal Riesling and Chardonnay as well as the white Riserva "Seppelaia", a barrel-matured Chardonnay. You are perhaps wondering about the unusual name? It came about thanks to a spontaneous interjection from daughter Barbara. Given the the passionate quality standards set by the father - "only the best or nothing at all" - which was particularly evident in the white Riserva, she declared: "Then this wine will be called the Seppelaia" - a play on words between the father's nickname and the ending of one of Italy's best known wines, the S...caia. Wine connoisseurs will know which wine we mean ...
Our reading guides on the Oberwirt's wines - from our cellars and from our own vineyards in South Tyrol: