November 2023 – a Castel tale from the Dobitsch family

Dine & Wine Festival 2023: A look back at culinary highlights

The 21st Dine & Wine Festival once again proved to be the culinary highlight of the season. Our head chef Gerhard Wieser was accompanied over four festival days by multi-award-winning guest chefs Dieter Müller from Germany and Gaetano Trovato from Italy.

Top wines from Ceretto (Piedmont), Ricasoli (Tuscany) and Pfitscher (South Tyrol) accompanied the festival

Festival day 1

The best evenings take place in the kitchen: The festival kick-off was up close, casual and irresistible

The opening evening in Gerhard Wieser's kitchen not only offered guests the thrill to watch live preparation, but also to see the diversity of our cherished suppliers who were visiting that evening.

As part of this “indulgence safari”, the popular and amusing quiz was held once again, giving guests the chance to put their culinary knowledge to the test and win great prizes at the same time. A variety of exquisite wines accompanied the casually elegant dinner, harmonising with each delicacy. The shared experience created an unforgettable prelude to four culinary days.

Festival day 2

An unforgettable evening with legendary chef Dieter Müller: The first of three gala evenings was a feast full of culinary masterpieces

The second evening of the festival turned out to be a legendary gala evening. Dieter Müller, an icon of the culinary world, accepted our invitation and enchanted guests with classic French, Mediterranean and Asian flavours.

The evening was accompanied by exquisite wines from the Italian Ceretto winegrowing family, whose long tradition and love of wine perfectly complemented Müller's culinary genius. A unique highlight of the festival that be long-remembered.

Festival day 3

A special evening with Gaetano Trovato: Bella Italia returned to our kitchen after 10 years

The Italian guest chef, who has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, enchanted the guests with his modern and creative Tuscan cuisine. Gaetano Trovato, a master of his trade, cooked with passion and emotion for our guests and organised a magical gala evening for them.

After years of training in Switzerland and France, Trovato returned to his native Tuscany. He has been creating wonderful Italian delicacies in the Arnolfo restaurant for over 40 years. Tuscan cuisine naturally calls for Tuscan wines! The products from the famous Barone Ricasoli winery were therefore a guarantee for a great accompaniment.

Festival day 4

A grand finale with Gerhard Wieser: The final gala evening offered a harmonious fusion of Tyrolean savouriness and Mediterranean lightness

Gerhard Wieser, our passionate chef, created an unforgettable menu. The Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine, characterised by quality and freshness, reflected his creative mastery. The wines from Pfitscher, a South Tyrolean winemaking family, perfectly complemented the culinary delights.

The Pfitscher family, consisting of several generations, not only share their passion for wine, but also their knowledge and creativity. Their winery in Montan in the South Tyrolean lowlands stands for first-class, natural wines that are produced sustainably and in harmony with nature.

A look back at indulgence

Exquisite highlights: Gourmet dinners and exquisite wines delighted visitors to the festival. But the daily programme also held culinary discoveries in store

From a fascinating Barolo tasting to a sustainable wine trip to the Pfitscher winery – the daily programme offered additional moments of pleasure alongside the gala dinners. Highlights included the first South Tyrolean buffalo mozzarella and the autumnal Castel hike with traditional South Tyrolean delicacies such as chestnuts, Speck and cheese.

Culinary journey through time

Special Guest 2023: Annette Sandner's "culinary timepieces" – a tribute to historical menus and cookery books

The exhibition and lecture by Annette Sandner provided exciting insights into the creative process. At the festival, the photographer and food journalist presented her art project "culinary timepieces". Historical menus and books served as a canvas for the staging of classic dishes. Visitors were taken on a journey from the idea to the limited edition art print series in a fascinating presentation. Annette was also personally on hand to answer questions about the project and offered personalised advice on framing and formats.

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They were the leading figures in the last few years
They were the leading figures in the last few years

THE COOKS

Christian Bau (2006)
Victor's Gourmet-Restaurant Schloss Berg in Nennig (D)
3 Michelin stars, 4 toques (19.5 points) in Gault Millau

Karl Baumgartner (2020)
Restaurant Schöneck in Pfalzen (I)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (16 points) in Gault Millau

Sophie Bise (2005)
“Auberge du Père Bise” in Talloires (F)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau

Matthias Bernwieser (2016)
Restaurant "Yalajali" Oslo (N)
Winner, ‘Junge Wilde’ 2015 (Rolling Pin)

Massimo Bottura (2010)
"Osteria Francescana" in Modena (I)
2 Michelin stars, 6th best cook in the world (San Pellegrino)

Enrico & Roberto Cerea (2013)
"Da Vittorio" in Bergamo (I)
3 Michelin stars

Martin Dalsass (2004 & 2012)
Restaurant “Santabbondio” in Lugano (CH)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau, cook of the year 1995

Thomas Dorfer (2015)
Restaurant "Landhaus Bacher" in Mautern (A)
3 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau, cook of the year 2009, Ranking 96 in the San Pellegrino List 2014 – World's Best Restaurants

Didi Dorner (2009)
Restaurant "Landhaus Stainach" in Stainach (A)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (17 points) in Gault Millau, Best newcomer 2009

Andreas Döller (2021)
Restaurant "Döllerer" in Golling (A)
4 toques (18.5 points) and cook of the year 2010 in Gault Millau

Irma Dütsch (2005)
Saas Fee (CH)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau, Best cook of Switzerland

Monste Estruch (2009)
Restaurant "El Cingle" in Vacarisses, Barcelona (E)
1 Michelin star

Gennaro Esposito (2007 & 2012)
Restaurant “Torre del Saracino” in Naples (I)
2 Michelin stars

Matteo Ferrantino (2019)
Restaurant “bianc” in Hamburg (D)
2 Michelin stars, 3 toques (16 points) in Gault Millau

Rolf Fliegauf (2020)
Restaurant “ECCO” in St. Moritz and Ascona (CH)
2 Michelin stars, 4 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau

Eduard Hitzberger (2003)
Hotel Restaurant “Paradies” in Ftan (CH)
2 Michelin stars, 4 toques (19 points) in Gault Millau

Dieter Koschina (2017)
Restaurant “Vila Joya” in the Algarve (PRT)
2 Michelin stars, Position 22 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants List

Filip Langhoff (2017)
Restaurant “ASK” in Helsinki (FIN)
1 Michelin star

Christian Lohse (2004)
Restaurant “Fischers Fritz“ in Berlin (D)
2 Michelin stars, 3 toques (17 points) in Gault Millau

Anna Matscher (2020)
Restaurant Zum Löwen in Tisens (I)
1 Michelin star, 4 toques (17.5 points) in Gault Millau

Dennis Mayer (2014)
Restaurant Sra Bua by Juan Amador in Frankfurt am Main (D)
1 Michelin star

Bert Meewis (2011)
Restaurant Slagmolen in Opglabbeek (B)
2 Michelin stars, 3 toques (17 points) in Gault Millau

Dieter Müller (2023)
Formerly "Gourmet-Restaurant Dieter Müller at the Schlosshotel Lerbach" in Bergisch Gladbach (D)
3 Michelin stars 12 years in a row

Tohru Nakamura (2022)
Tohru at the Schreiberei in Munich (D)
2 Michelin stars, 5 toques (19 points) and chef of the year 2020 in GaultMillau

Silvio Nickol (2011)
Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant Palais Coburg in Vienna (A)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (17 points) in GaultMillau

Eemeli Nurminen (2014)
Restaurant Olo in Helsinki (FIN)
1 Michelin star

Giancarlo Perbellini (2008)
Restaurant "Perbellini" in Isola Rizza near Verona (I)
2 Michelin stars

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

Michel Rochedy (2015)
Restaurant "Le Chabichou" in Courchevel in the Savoy (F)
2 Michelin stars

Thorsten Schmidt (2010)
"Malling & Schmidt" in Ahrus (DK)
1 Michelin star

Andreas Senn (2022)
SENNS.restaurant in Salzburg (A)
2 Michelin stars, 4 toques (18.5 points) in Gault Millau

Geir Skeie (2013)
"Brygga11" in Stord, Fiskabutikk & Standefjord (NOR)
Winner of the Bocuse d'Or 2008 & 2009

Michael Sicher (2019)
Restaurant "Sicher" in Tainach (A)
4 toques (17.5 points) in Gault Millau

Martin Sieberer (2007)
Restaurant "Paznaunerstube" in the Hotel Trofana Royalin Ischgl (A)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (18 points) in Gault Millau, chef of the year 2000

Hans-Stefan Steinheuer (2018)
Restaurant "Zur alten Post" in Heppingen (D)
2 Michelin stars, 4 toques (19 points) in Gault Millau

Gaetano Trovato (2006 & 2023)
Restaurant "Arnolfo" in Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena (I)
2 Michelin stars

Jürgen Vigné (2018)
Restaurant Pfefferschiff zu Söllheim in Salzburg (A)
1 Michelin star, 3 toques (16 points) in Gault Millau

Hubert Wallner (2021)
Restaurant "Hubert Wallner" in Dellach am Wörthersee (A)
4 toques (18 points), as well as chef of the year 2020 in Gault Millau

Gerhard Wieser (2003-2023)
Gourmet restaurant Castel fine dining – formerly "Trenkerstube" (I)
2 Michelin stars, 5 toques (19 points) in Gault Millau

Joachim Wissler (2008)
Restaurant "Vendome" in Bergisch-Gladbach (D)
3 Michelin stars, 4 toques (19.5 points) in Gault Millau, chef of chefs (FAZ)

Jörg Wörther (2003)
Restaurant "Schloss Prielau" in Zell am See (A)
4 toques (19.5 points) in Gault Millau, chef of the decade

Information valid for the respective event year.

THE WINEMAKERS AND WINERIES

Alois Lageder (2003 & 2010)
Alpina Wein (2014)
Ansitz Dornach (2020)
Ansitz Waldgries (2006)
Anton Bauer (2015)
Arunda (2005)
Barone Ricasoli (2023)
Bellavista (2011)
Brennerei Ortler (2015)
Bruna Giacosa (2005)
Burggräfler Kellerei (2007)
Ca’ del Bosco (2006)
Cantine Ferrari (2009)
Castello di Monsanto (2005)
Ceretto (2017 & 2023)
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)
F.X. Pichler (2015)
Falkenstein (2009)
Fedegraziani (2019)
Felsina (2018)
Feudi di San Gregorio (2019)
Fontodi (2006)
Franz Haas (2020 & 2022)
Franz Keller (2022)
Frauwallner (2016)
Frescobaldi (2022)
G. B. Bertani (2008)
Garlider (2014)
Gesellmann (2021)
Gianfranco Fino (2021)
Giroud – Mayen de Chamosou (2005)
Glögglhof (2009)
Gross (2010 & 2019)
Hack-Gebell (2009)
Hartmann Doná (2009)
Heyl zu Herrnsheim (2011)
J. Hofstätter (2008 & 2020)
J. Mayer Unterganzer (2003)
Jan Stodden (2018)
Jermann (2015)
Kellerei Bozen (2021)
Kellerei Girlan (2019)
Kellerei Kurtatsch (2022)
Kellerei Schreckbichl (2003)
Kellerei St. Michael-Eppan (2003 & 2012)
Kellerei Terlan (2003 & 2008)
Kellerei Tramin (2010)
Köfererhof (2006 & 2012)
Kornell (2006 & 2018)
Kränzelhof (2007)
La Massa(2007 & 2012)
La Spinetta (2009)
Lantieri (2006)
Manincor (2004 & 2012 & 2017)
Manni Nössing (2020)
Martin Gojer (2016)
Masciarelli (2011)
Meraner Kellerei (2007)
Ott (2021)
Pacherhof (2006)
Passopisciaro (2014)
Peter Dipoli (2015)
Peter Sölva & Söhne (2016)
Petra (2011)
Pfitscher Weingut (2023)
Planeta (2006 & 2012)
Pojer & Sandri (2014)
Quinta do Noval (2017)
Scharl (2016)
Sektkellerei Arunda (2003 & 2018)
Sepp Moser (2007)
St. Antony (2011)
Tenuta Argentiera (2016)
Tenuta Casanova di Neri (2010)
Tenuta Cesconi (2021)
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (2008)
Tenuta di Trinoro (2014)
Tenuta Monfalletto (2010)
Tenuta Valgiano (2009)
Tenuta Vie di Romans (2020)
Tenute Loacker (2009)
Thomas Niedermayr (2016)
Van Volxem (2008)
Vaso Sassetti (2003)
Vinaioli Simcic Salko & Marjan (2007)
Waldgries (2003)
Zenato (2005)
Zuani (2008)

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