In the area of Castelbello-Ciardes, grapes and stone fruit find ideal conditions, thus vineyards and fruit orchards stretch throughout the entire valley. Here, the mild climate of the Merano basin meets the arid and windy climate of Venosta Valley – an ideal terrain for special wine varietals such as Pinot Bianco and Riesling, but also for apples
and apricots and the unparalled asparagus
Excellent pears, apricots and berries, chestnuts and herbs thrive in Castelbello-Ciardes. The luscious fruits are distilled by some winemakers to single-varietal fruit brandies
. In autumn it is time for Törggelen
, the local harvest gathering, thus all around Castelbello-Ciardes inns and wine-cellars open their gates and doors for the traditional chestnuts and wine-tasting event.