In Stanz bei Landeck, there are about 150 households and 54 stillhouses that are still in use.
Considering that the municipality has got 650 inhabitants only, it is even more impressive that the municipality boasts 54 stillhouses. In 2005 Stanz has been declared the first distillery village of Austria. From generation to generation the knowledge about distilling has been passed on. Also the fact that the highland above Landeck is one of the highest-located fruit-growing areas promotes this activity. This is where the famous plums of Stanz grow, that made this area become a designated “Austrian Culinary Region” (Genussregion Österreichs, Genussregion Stanzer Zwetschke).
In a guided tour in one of the distilleries you can take a closer look at the work of a schnaps distiller and taste some of the noble beverages. The aroma and the sugar content of the plums of Stanz is by the way known beyond borders. At the moment the association “Brennereidorf Stanz” counts 38 members and 14 distilleries that you can all visit, inter alia also the Blaien distillery, located at one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Stanz, the Giggus distillery or the distillery of Auer Markus.
The distillates have been awarded with several prizes in the frame of the “Tiroler Landesverkostung”, “Destillata”, “Goldenes Stamperl Wieselburg” and “world spirits award“. Since 2010 the local event “brenn.kunst.stanz” has been organised, in the frame of which plum distillates are offered for tasting. Even a book with recipes basing on the plums of Stanz is now available. Enjoy tasting these delicacies!
Where: municipality of Stanz near Landeck
Peculiarity: 54 distilleries in a small municipality in the Oberinntal valley
Opening hours: depending on the distillery
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