(Italian: Villandro) is a wine village in the Isarco Valley (Eisacktal) in South Tyrol, stretching from the bottom of the valley at an altitude of 480 m above sea level up to Villandro Mountain at 2500 metres of altitude. The village centre of Villandro – hence also the Granpanorama Hotel StephansHof – is located at 880 m above sea level and is the perfect place for your holidays in South Tyrol: Hiking paths leading through chestnut groves and vineyards, the picturesque village alley, secluded traditional farms, castles and chapels await you.
Villandro – wine village in the Eisack Valley
The village is mainly known for its white wines
, which grow especially well in the Valle Isarco. All typical grape varieties of the valley - Sylvaner, Kerner, Riesling, Veltliner and Müller Thurgau find the best conditions on the sunny slope of Villandro
, and surprise with their minerality and aroma. There is a reason for the wines from the Valle Isarco being recognised in the most important Italian wine guide, the "Gambero Rosso"
. Wine grower Konrad Augschöll from the Tenuta Röck in Villandro is one of the lucky ones who received an award.
The cemetery of Villandro is told to be the most beautiful of South Tyrol
In front of the church lies the village cemetery, which is said to be the most beautiful in South Tyrol. What can be noticed, are the grave crosses, which are inserted in the opposite direction. The grave cross is turned away from the grave itself. This custom is very mysterious and unique in South Tyrol.
Home of the "Törggelen"
We also recommend participating at a Törggele event: the tradition of Törggelen
has its origins in the Isarco Valley. In autumn, farmers await you to taste the new wine. But it's not only the wine that is tasted whilst in good company. Other South Tyrolean delights like bacon, smoked sausages, ravioli with spinach and ricotta filling, meat, sausages and cabbage, and of course, chestnuts and "Krapfen" (sweet doughnuts) are not missing either.