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Schnapps Tasting events in Lienz, East Tyrol

Things to do in Lienz

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uenz schnapps tasting in Dölsach

Discover the secret of distilling East Tyrolean schnapps at the ‘Kuenzhof’ farmhouse and distillery in Dölsach – just a short drive from Lienz where AdventureAustria is based.

At the Kuenzhof visitors have the rare chance to learn about the inner workings of a noble distillery. Once behind the scenes you will learn about the art of distilling and obtain a better knowledge of what goes into producing a high quality schnapps. Every Thursday at 4pm there is a tour of the distillery followed by a schnapps tasting in the garden. During a tour of the farmhouse you will gain insight into the secrets of the distillery and experience the transition process from fruit juice to fine digestif. Visitors will get to taste a variety of schnapps, liqueurs and apple juices.

The Kuenzhof has been a family owned business for over 400 years. Hermann Kuenz is the head of the family today and is responsible for the important processes of the distillery. His wife Martina Kuenz with her finely tuned nose and taste buds separates the good batches from the bad, as well as being the first point of contact for customers.

About 80% of the fruit required for creating the liquors and fruit juices are home grown which are harvested and processed by hand. The distillery boiler is a traditional old-fashioned wood-heated boiler. The distillate is distilled twice, carefully matured in barrels in the cellar and then adjusted with fresh spring water to the correct thickness.

 

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AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.

We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.

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Gartengasse 4/5
9900, Lienz, Austria

+43 699 1731 7344
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Skype: Adventureaustria

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Sights in Lienz

AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.

We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.

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AdventureAustria
Gartengasse 4/5
9900, Lienz, Austria

+43 699 1731 7344
info@adventureaustria.com
Skype: Adventureaustria

The finished schnapps and liquors are then stored for some time before being released for sale. Distilling schnapps was earlier considered more like fruit processing, today it is considered to be the skill and refinement of nurturing sun-ripened fruits to create natural and aromatic distillates.

At the tastefully decorated ‘Kuenz Store’ visitors can purchase a bottle of schnapps or liquor to take home with them. Also on offer is unfiltered apple juice from their own production of local fruits. In the farm shop you’ll find even more exquisite specialties from the region including jams, syrup, honey, vinegar, bacon, homemade sausages and much more. Also glass souvenirs and other handmade gifts for special occasions can be found in the farm shop.

If you don’t have time for a personal trip to the Kuenzhof, then fear not because all of the Kuenz specialities are available at the Lienz town market (every Friday and Saturday) and the Advent market in November and December. Some products are even available all year round in local supermarkets too.

Kuenz Schnapps

Gödnach 2, 9991 Dölsach
Phone: +43 (0) 4852 64307
Opening times: all year, Monday – Saturday 9.00-18.00.

Distiller and farmhouse tour and tasting from May to October, every Thursday at 16.00 or any other time with prior arrangement.

Contact us today if you are interested in visiting the Kuenzhof or going to a schnapps tasting event during your holiday in Lienz.