Törggelen is an age-old tradition dating back to a time when farmers would treat all their friends and neighbors who helped yielding the harvest in the fall to a meal at their farmhouse, to celebrate the completion of this exhausting job. In wine-growing regions, this feast was usually held in the cellar, where of course the wine press, called “Torggl” in the local vernacular, was situated. And from thence derived the term “törggelen”.
The recipe for happiness in South Tyrol's autumn is wine, chestnuts, fresh air and sun. A colourful landscape and crystal-clear autumn air await you on Renon high above Bolzano. Here, numerous country taverns (“Buschenschänke” or “Hofschänke”) offer not only good wine and rural culinary delights, but also an authentic ambience in cosy parlours or outdoors with the magnificent panoramic view from Renon. Barley soup, cheese dumplings (“Kasnocken”) or "Schlutzer" (half-moon-shaped pasta parcels, usually filled with spinach) are served as starters and a “Schlachtplatte” with salt pork, ribs, various sausages, dumplings and sauerkraut as main course. Finally, there are roasted chestnuts and sweet "Krapfen" (doughnuts) with a delicious stuffing - and perhaps a glass of homemade schnapps.