Törggelen

The Törggelen is a very old South Tyrolean tradition: in autumn people meet to enjoy roasted sweet chestnuts and the new wine.

Long time ago every year, after wine pressing in autumn, the farmers along the so-called wine road (“Weinstraße”) in South Tyrol invited their workers to eat some typical savoury dishes and to taste the new wine and the so-called “Suser” (the new wine before fermentation). Nowadays, after a beautiful walking tour in autumn, people still meet in homely and authentic restaurants, the so-called “Buschenschänke”, in order to enjoy the typical dishes and the wine together with their families and friends.

In autumn, when the days are getting shorter and the temperatures go down, everybody loves to meet for the „Törggelen”. From October until the end of November the local “Buschenschänke” offer very tasty dishes in a particularly warm and homely atmosphere.

The word “Törggelen” comes from the Latin “torquere”, which means wine pressing.

  1. Sweet Chestnuts

    Sweet Chestnuts

    The sweet chestnut – Castanea sativa in Latin – not only tastes great, the nut is…
  2. Grape must and new wine

    Grape must and new wine

    The right drink at the end of the harvest is clear: the new wine must be tasted.
  3. Meals

    Meals

    Combined with a hike through the sunny and colourful autumn landscape, a…
  4. Törggele Areas

    Törggele Areas

    As “Törggelen” comes from the Latin term “torculum” (pressing wine), it is obvious…
  5. Chestnut Trails

    Chestnut Trails

    There where chestnuts grow and the Törggelen has a fine tradition, you can usually…
  6. Törggele Events

    Törggele Events

    When the woods glow golden and it gets cooler, it’s time to gather for some festive…
  7. Törggele Locations

    Törggele Locations

    A few tips where to enjoy a real traditional “Törggelen”, a relaxed experience!

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Amadeus
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    Hotel Amadeus

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  2. Hotel Steinegger
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    Hotel Steinegger

  3. Hotel Villa Groff
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    Hotel Villa Groff

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  4. The Lodge Golfclub Eppan
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    The Lodge Golfclub Eppan

  5. Hotel Weingarten
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    Hotel Weingarten

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