In Meltina at an altitude of 1,200 m stands Arunda, Europe’s highest sparkling wine producing winery. The location is ideal for the ripening and storage of sparkling wines. The natural changes in temperature allow the sparkling wine to ripen slowly and evenly. The Reiterer family produces fruity, elegant sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes, using only the classical method of bottle fermentation. These sparkling wines ripen in their own yeast for a period of at least 24 months. Cuvées can ripen up to 60 months.
On a guided tour through the sparkling wine cellars Arunda with tasting you can learn a lot regarding the production and storage of sparkling wines. Price per person: 10,00€ Registration at the cellars or the Tourism Association Meltina, tel. +39 0471 668 282
If you come by car from Brennero, take the motorway A22 until the exit "Bolzano Sud". Here you can take the highway MeBo in direction to Merano (SS38) until you reach the exit of Terlano. At Terlano begins the mountain road to Meltina. You can also take the MEBO exit of Vilpiano and take the cable car to Salonetto / Meltina.The sparkling wine cellar is located directly on the main road through Meltina