When the woods glow golden and it gets cooler, it’s time to gather for some festive activity. Sweet chestnuts and the new wine want to be enjoyed – this is Törggelen.
The sweet chestnut has at least two positive qualities. It is very tasty and healthy. Due to its base-rich composition, the sweet chestnut helps the body to get into acid-base balance. Although once it was the bread of the poor, today the sweet chestnut and the products made from it are very popular. Just think of the delicious chocolate-covered chestnut hearts which are offered in the pastry shops and cafes in autumn.
Along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, the landscape and numerous taverns and inns offer enough opportunities to meet for small family celebrations in the time when the sweet chestnuts mature. One special event, which focuses on sweet chestnuts, are the Törggele Days in Termeno at the beginning of October. The festival offers wine tastings, sweet chestnuts in all varieties, live music and good mood. Two nice and very traditional days are guaranteed.