WINE BUNKER & FRITZ DELLAGO TUNNEL

A winery with an exceptional wine cellar

This bunker can hardly be described as a beauty. It is an archaic giant, attractive and at the same time forbidding. The smooth outer contours are appropriately sturdy - made almost entirely of concrete in a seamless construction. These walls are between 4 and 5 meters wide. Its true size is hidden. This concrete monument with a total length of 33 meters is halfway underground. Similar to the shape of a club, the back part expands to a width of 17 meters and a height of 12 meters.  

Once a symbol of war, this bunker is now a symbol of wine and culture. It is an underground annex, a creative renovation, and an aesthetic construction - in a few months, Fritz Dellago transformed the war bunker into a wine bunker. In the heart of the bunker are the barriques and elaborately arranged wine bottles. They are in the perfect location, because with the enormous concrete walls, a constant, ideal temperature for wine storage is maintained. Fritz Dellago has created an overall aesthetic component for his winery from a gigantic war relic with tact and a sense of style.

The current wine bunker is used for more than just the wine making process. It now also serves as a symbol of culture and offers a sophisticated setting for wine tastings, readings, vernissages, and concerts. From the bunker, a path leads along the rows of vines up above to the barrique tunnel. It is also a relic from World War II. After its renovations, it serves a purpose. What previously protected people in the event of an air raid now provides red wines in barrels with the best conditions to mature. 

Today, the 200m long former air raid shelter is now the Fritz Dellago tunnel, which also houses the concrete, egg-shaped fermentation tanks. Maturing wine in concrete is not a new invention during today's time but the shape is. The egg shape adheres to the rules of the golden ratio. There are no blind corners. This assists in the circulation of the wine content. Without corners and edges, the wine can move fluently. This creates a straightforward, pure product, a wine in its most honest, original form. This is the exact kind of wine that castle host and vintner Fritz Dellago loves the most.

Dellago wine cellar

OUR OFFERS

Schloss Hotel Korb

• 4 nights at the price of 3 nights
• Incl. half-board & wine tasting

Starting at € 336 per person

07.04. - 30.07. & 15.10. - 29.10.2017

• 3-night stay
• Incl. 5-course menu in the evening

Starting at € 411 per person

07.04. - 05.11.2017

• 2-night stay incl. breakfast
• Incl. 5-course menu in the evening

Starting at € 229 per person

07.04. - 05.11.2017

• 3 night stay incl. half-board
• Incl. massage

Starting at € 405 per person

April - November 2015

• Vespa 946 rental
• for 2 people

Starting at € 30 for 4 hrs.

April - November 2017


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