Exceptional international culinary delights

The Dine & Wine Festival is South Tyrol's traditional highlight for gourmets and connoisseurs of fine cuisine. It is a celebration of international gourmet culture unlike any other event on earth. Once every year, the world's best chefs and winemakers – passionate representatives of their respective regions and exceptional masters of their craft – meet at Hotel Castel to spoil you with their exquisite compositions. Look forward to an extraordinary journey into the world of fine cuisine, and enjoy first-rate culinary pleasures.

Dine & Wine 2018 "L'Art de Vivre"

In the spirit of our gourmet association "L'Art de Vivre", to which we belong this year for 15 years, top chefs from this special gourmet circle cooked at the 16th Dine & Wine Festival 2018 from 4th to 8th November.

We were delighted to be able to present L'Art de Vivre President Hans-Stefan Steinheuer as our guest chef. He is successfully defending his 2 Michelin stars for exactly 20 years now and thus counts among the absolute German cooking elite. The Restaurant "Zur Alten Post" in Heppingen is therefore known to all gourmets and a real family business, which the top chef runs together with his wife Gabriele, daughter Desirée and son-in-law Christian Binder.

The second evening was marked by the star chef Jürgen Vigne with his personal culinary signature, one of the best of the Austrian gourmet scene and winner of many awards. In the restaurant "Pfefferschiff" in Söllheim, which he runs together with his wife Iris, he offers unforgettable taste experiences with francophile influence on the green outskirts of Salzburg.

The third evening was traditionally under local auspices and so our 2-star chef Gerhard Wieser cooked the final gala dinner this year as part of the festival. His great passion for cooking and his will, made him one of the best chefs in the entire Alpine region for 25 years as our chef.

The festival ended with a deliberately casual and relaxed evening. An atmospheric and joyful final evening under the direction of our chef promised a lot of joy with a finger food menu and a wine buffet from which the guests could freely choose the wines.

Top wines of the wineries Felsina (Chianti, Italy), Jean Stodden (Ahrtal, Germany) and Kornell (South Tyrol) accompanied the delicacies of the master chefs. An interesting supporting program including a vertical tasting of the famous "Fontaloro" and other highlights rounded off the four-day event.

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The Dine & Wine festival 2019 will take place from 3rd to 7th November. For detailed information on the next Dine & Wine please visit these pages in Summer. If you are interested in participating, please send us a message and we will forward the new brochure to you once it is available. 

Chefs from past years  

Christian Bau (2006)
"Victor's Gourmet-Restaurant Schloss Berg", Nennig (Germany)
3 Michelin Stars, 4 Toques (19.5 points) in the Gault Millau guide

Sophie Bise (2005)
"Auberge du Père Bise", Talloires (France)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (18 points)

Enrico & Roberto Cerea (2013)
"Da Vittorio", Bergamo (Italy)
3 Michelin Stars

Massimo Bottura (2010)
"Osteria Francescana", Modena (Italy)
2 Michelin Stars, World's Number 6 Chef (San Pellegrino)

Matthias Bernwieser (2016)
"Yalajali", Oslo (Norway)
Winner "Junge Wilde 2015

Martin Dalsass (2004 & 2012)
Restaurant "Santabbondio", Lugano (Switzerland)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (18 points), Chef of the Year 1995

Thomas Dorfer (2015)
Restaurant "Landhaus Bacher" Mautern (Austria)
3 Hauben (18 Punkte) im Gault Millau, Koch des Jahres 2009

Didi Dorner (2009)
Restaurant "Landhaus Stainach", Stainach (Austria)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (17 points), Top Start-Up 2009

Hans-Stefan Steinheuer (2018)
Restaurant "Zur alten Post", Heppingen (G)
2 Michelin Stars, 4 Gault Millau Toques (19 points)

Irma Dütsch (2005)
Saas Fee (Switzerland)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (18 points), Best Chef in Switzerland

Monste Estruch (2009)
Restaurant "El Cingle", Vacarisses near Barcelona (Spain)
1 Michelin Star

Gennaro Esposito (2007 & 2012)
Restaurant "Torre del Saracino", Naples (Italy)
2 Michelin Stars

Eduard Hitzberger (2003)
Hotel Restaurant „Paradies“ in Ftan (CH)
2 Michelin Sterne, 4 Hauben (19 Punkte) im Gault Millau

Christian Lohse (2004)
Hotel Restaurant "Paradies", Ftan (Switzerland)
2 Michelin Stars, 4 Gault Millau Torques (19 points)

Dieter Koschina (2017)
Restaurant "Vila Joya" in Algarve (PT)
2 Michelin Stars, Position 22 on the World's 50 Best Restaurant list

Dennis Mayer (2014)
Restaurant "Sra Bua" by Juan Amador, Frankfurt/M (Germany)
1 Michelin Star

Bert Meewis (2011)
Restaurant "Slagmolen", Opglabbeek (Belgium)
2 Michelin Stars, 3 Gault Millau Toques (17 points)

Silvio Nickol (2011)
Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant Palais Coburg, Vienna (Austria)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (17 points)

Eemeli Nurminen (2014)
Restaurant "Olo", Helsinki (Finland)
1 Michelin Star

Giancarlo Perbellini (2008)
Restaurant "Perbellini", Isola Rizza near Verona (Italy)
2 Michelin Stars

Michel Rochedy (2015)
Restaurant „Le Chabichou“ in Courchevel (France)
2 Michelin Stars

Jürgen Vigné (2018)
Restaurant Pfefferschiff, Söllheim in Salzburg (A)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (17 points)

Thorsten Schmidt (2010)
"Malling & Schmidt", Arhus (Denmark)
1 Michelin Star

Geir Skeie (2013)
"Brygga11", Stord, Fiskabutikk & Standefjord (Norway)
Winner, Bocuse d´Or 2008 & 2009

Filip Langhoff (2017)
Restaurant „ASK“ in Helsinki (FL)
1 Michelin Star

Martin Sieberer (2007)
Restaurant "Paznaunerstube" at Hotel Trofana Royalin, Ischgl (Austria)
1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques (18 points), Chef of the Year 2000

Gaetano Trovato (2006)
Restaurant "Arnolfo", Colle di Val d’Elsa near Siena (Italy)
2 Michelin Star

Gerhard Wieser (annually)
"Gourmetrestaurant Trenkerstube" at Hotel Castel (Italy)
2 Michelin Stars, 3 Gault Millau Toques (18 points)

Richard Rauch (2016)
Restaurant "Steira Wirt", Trauttmannsdorf (Austria)
3 Gault Millau Toques (17 points), Chef of the Year 2015

Joachim Wissler (2008)
Restaurant "Vendome", Bergisch-Gladbach (Germany)
3 Michelin Stars, 4 Gault Millau Toques (19,5 points), Chef of Chefs (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Jörg Wörther (2003)
Restaurant "Schloss Prielau", Zell am See (Austria)
4 Gault Millau Toques (19,5 points), Chef of the Decade

(Information applies to the respective year of the event)

Winemakers of recent years 

Azienda Vinicola Bruno Giacosa (2005)
Azienda Vinicola Ca’ del Bosco (2006)
Azienda Vinicola di Nadia Zenato (2005)
Azienda Vinicola Fontodi (2006)
Azienda Vinicola Lantieri (2006)
Azienda Vinicola Planeta (2006 & 2012)
Ansitz Waldgries (2017)
Bellavista (2011)
Brennerei Ortler (2015)
Bruna Giacosa (2005)
Burggräfler Kellerei (2007)
Cantine Ferrari (2009)
Castello di Monsanto (2005)
Cerretto (2017)
Château Giscours (2004)
Château Haut Bailly (2004)
Daniela Kramberger – Visp (2005)
Dominique Giroud - Sion (2005)
Donnafugata (2004)
Elena Walch (2005 & 2012)
F. & D. Giroud (2005)
Fattoria La Massa di Giampaolo Motta (2007 & 2012)
G. B. Bertani (2008)
Giroud – Mayen de Chamosou (2005)
Glögglhof (2009)
Gross (2010)
Hartmann Doná (2009)
Heyl zu Herrnsheim (2011)
Jean Stodden (2018)
Kellerei Schreckbichl (2003)
Kellerei St. Michael-Eppan (2003 & 2012)
Kellerei Terlan (2003 & 2008)
Kellerei Tramin (2010)
Klosterkellerei Neustift (2017)
Kornell (2018)
La Spinetta (2009)
Manincor (2004, 2012 & 2017)
Martin Gojer (2016)
Masciarelli (2011)
Meraner Kellerei (2007)
Passopisciaro (2014)
Peter Dipoli (2015)
Peter Sölva & Söhne (2016)
Petra (2011)
Plattner Waldgries (2003)
Pojer & Sandri (2014)
Privatkellerei J. Mayer Unterganzer (2003)
Sektkellerei Arunda (2003)
Sepp Moser (2007)
St. Antony (2011)
Tenuta Argentiera (2016)
Tenuta Casanova di Neri (2010)
Tenuta di Trinoro (2014)
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (2008)
Tenuta Monfalletto (2010)
Tenuta Valgiano (2009)
Tenute Loacker (2009)
Thomas Niedermayr (2016)
Van Volxem (2008)
Vinaioli Simcic Salko & Marjan (2007)
Weingut Falkenstein (2009)
Weingut Felsina (2018)
Weingut Frauwallner (2016)
Weingut F.X. Pichler (2015)
Weingut Garlider (2014)
Weingut Hack-Gebell (2009)
Weingut J. Hofstätter (2008)
Weingut Jermann (2015)
Weingut Köfererhof (2006 & 2012)
Weingut Kornellhof (2006)
Weingut Kränzel (2007)
Weingut Pacherhof (2006)
Weingut Scharl (2016)
Zuani (2008)