Our Meringerhof farm at Lagundo

Home cooking is the best

„I’m going to be a farmer when I grow up”, said Markus as a child.
He was completely fascinated by farming, and everything that went with it. He kept his dream alive over the years, and never became discouraged - quite the contrary! The Meringerhof farm at Lagundo/Rablà was purchased in 2001, and Markus built it up all by himself, transforming it into a splendid apple-growing concern. But that’s not the end of the story …

Meringerhof

When love bears fruit …

Markus met Sieglinde and fell madly in love with her. And Sieglinde also fell in love with Markus and the farming life. They made the joint decision to diversify at the Meringerhof and make it a truly special place. They planted more fruit varieties, brought in some animals, and then their son Lukas was born.

A lot has happened in the meantime. Pigs, calves, chickens, ducks, rabbits, cats and Gina the dog have all come to live at the Meringerhof. The farm has its own butcher’s shop with a butcher: the speck, smoked salami and country-style salami are all home-made.

But there’s more. A whole variety of other things are produced at the Meringerhof:

  • Eggs
  • Alpine cheese
  • Jams (strawberry, apricot, blueberry, raspberry)
  • Syrups (raspberry, blackcurrant, elderberry)
  • Juices (apple juice, pear juice)
  • Vinegar (apple cider vinegar, balsamic apple cider vinegar)
  • Honey (apple honey, mountain honey)
  • Wine (Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet)
  • Grappa
  • Apple chips
  • Olive oil
Vegetables

Like father, like son

Lukas also intends to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a farmer, and is already providing valuable help. Every two weeks, the farm organises a guided tour with tastings (free for guests at the Lisetta). Markus and Lukas show guests around the farm, the orchard and the small collection of livestock. After their visit, guests can indulge in some of Sieglinde’s delicious treats.

Meringerhof

Info

Farm tour with tastings | Once a fortnight from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There’s a shop selling farm products about 1 km from Meringerhof farm. It’s on the local road towards the Resia Pass, just before the village of Rablà.

 

Once you’ve stayed at the Lisetta, you’ll always be back

Even from a distance, you can spot the charming village of Tirolo and the Hotel Lisetta up above the rooftops of Merano. It doesn’t matter which room or suite you choose, because they all have a balcony with a wonderful view. We’ve arrived at our second home. A holiday at Hotel Lisetta will remain in your heart forever - rest assured!

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We always go back there!

We’ve spent a week of our annual holidays at Hotel Lisetta for the umpteenth time. This hotel is one of the best we know. Everything is just perfect: the kind staff, the excellent cuisine, the welcoming environment, the beautifully furnished rooms, not to mention our hosts, the De Dea family, who are always superb. We’ll be happy to come back, even in the next few years. 

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