Various initiatives on Saturday and Sunday show the authentic and young face of the historic festival.
On the programme are local products at the Merano market, autumn dishes with northern and southern influences, fine wines from the Burggrafenamt and Alpine music - also of an experimental nature.
Concerts by South Tyrolean music bands take place on the Kurhaus terrace on both days.
On Saturday , on the "South Tyrolean Herb Day" at the Thermenplatz square, local producers present a wide variety of herbs and spices.
On Saturday evening, the world's most famous brass band - the Black Dyke Band - will be in the Kursaal: a hot tip for brass music lovers.
On Sunday, South Tyrolean choirs sing at four different places in the city.
Expect a cornucopia of scents, gifts, colours, and sounds at the Merano Grape Festival from 16 to 17 October. We look forward to seeing you there.