Old history, fresh products
Rielingerhof farm on the Ritten plateau was first mentioned in records in the 13th century. In 1956, the Messner family took over the rustic farm, after it had stood empty for 16 years. Today, it is a great place to take a holiday and enjoy the good things in life. And that doesn't just mean the farm's own wine.
The farm has been part of the 'Free Wine Farmers of South Tyrol' association since 2011. The white wine varieties of Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Kerner, the red wines Vernatsch and Zweigelt as well as Passito have been part of the Messners' Bioland-certified wines since 2015. On Mondays, the wine farmer holds tours himself, followed by wine tasting sessions!
The farm inn, which is not actually itself certified by Bioland, serves meat, potatoes, cheese and juice from their own production as long as stocks last. The Villnösser Brillenschaf (Villnöss Spectacled Sheep), Grauvieh cattle and pigs, too, are kept in accordance with Bioland criteria, while potato and fruit growing there also follow Bioland guidelines. House guests can look forward to fresh organic eggs and home-made damson, blackberry, redcurrant, raspberry and quince jam – all organically farmed.