There is always something happening in a winery. No matter what the jobs currently before us - pruning the vines, harvesting the grapes, distilling our schnapps or tasting this year’s wine, we are always happy to have you by our side! Over the year there are always exciting opportunities to get involved at the Spitalerhof - and plenty of material for new stories and unforgettable holiday memories! And if, on the odd occasion, there isn’t anything to do in the winery, then there are still the South Tyrolean mountains, the artist’s town of Klausen and the occasional twisty pass road just waiting for you to take a ride on it on your motorbike...
Adventures at the Spitalerhof
Enjoyment culture up close
Attention! There's material here for holiday memories and new stories! We are happy to let our guests, wine lovers and any other curious people take part in our everyday lives in the winery. The jobs at the Spitalerhof change with nature - meaning that no matter what the season, there’s always something exciting and interesting to experience. This might be a party in the winery, talking shop with winemaker Michael, or a hike with our resident “mountain goats”, senior proprietors, Isabella and Günther.
Here are some forthcoming winery experiences at a glance:
Wine talk & tasting session
When? Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm - please book in advance!
Where? Wine shop
Cost? €15 per person (free with the Klausen Card alps & wine)
With our chef and viticulturist, Michael, as your guide you will taste 6 of our home-grown wines and talk shop about grape growing, vine varieties and flavours. Winemaker’s tips included!
Klausen & surroundings
Klausen and surroundings
Romantic and crooked. Two words that best sum up the charming artists’ town of Klausen. A typical South Tyrolean small town atmosphere, cuisine and culture within medieval walls, and all just a short walk from the Spitalerhof. In the narrow, cobbled alleyways there are small shops with Eisack Valley specialities and handicrafts, sophisticated boutiques and museums. In amongst them all are cosy cafés and restaurants.
But Klausen is also the perfect base for exploring more of the Eisack Valley and South Tyrol. In the immediate vicinity, expansive chestnut groves, vineyards and forests offer countless possibilities for hiking - and those who prefer greater altitude will be spoilt for choice between the Sarntal Alps on one side of the valley and the Eisacktal Dolomites on the other.
Tip: a particularly rewarding hike in terms of both scenery and cultural history can be found on the Säbener Berg with its picturesque Benedictine monastery - one of the oldest places of pilgrimage and the first bishop’s seat in Tyrol.