Wellness with Wine & Herbs
The wellness area at the Granpanorama Hotel StephansHof adapts to its location and surroundings: Located in the wine growing region in the Isarco Valley amidst the South Tyrolean mountain landscape, with a unique view of the Dolomites it combines mountains and valley, aromatic alpine meadows, and unique white wine from the Isarco Valley.
South Tyrolean Wine Wellness
The Isarco Valley is not only the most northern, but also the highest wine growing region in Italy. Due to the unique minerality of the white wines growing here opposite the Dolomites, the wine growing region is now not only appreciated in South Tyrol, but in the whole of Italy. Our wellness area takes advantage of this specialty of the valley. The valuable contents of grape seeds have always been believed to protect health and beauty. The active agents resveratrol, polyphenol, viniferine and OPC are carefully won from the seeds of wine grapes. It is however worth the hassle, since the antioxidant powers of grape seeds are remarkable, and are therefore also recommended by doctors. They prevent early skin aging, pigment disorders, and extend the lifespan of skin cells.
For this reason, the juice from pressed vines was used by women a long time ago, in order to make their skin look younger and more firm.
Our guests do not only value the power of grape seeds: Villandro stretches from the valley basin of the Isarco Valley at about 500 metres of altitude, up to over 2500 metres of altitude (Villandro Mountain). Hence, vegetation is truly varied: from vines in lower areas, to blooming fields and scenting forests at medium altitudes, and all the way up to the alpine pasture of Villandro - from where we collect the hay for our hay baths - and the rough mountain landscape at the top. The alpine herbs growing in this unspoiled alpine meadow have long been used as medicinal remedies by the mountain population of South Tyrol: arnica, marigold, St. John's Wort, hay flowers, mountain juniper, mountain pine, gentian roots… the list of medicinal active agents on the high-alpine pastures of South Tyrol is endless.