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Wine regions in Franconia/Franken

Description to Franconia/Franken

The growing area in Germany with 6,104 hectares of vineyards is located on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau to the cultivation area Wuerttemberg belong. The area extends for the most part between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt and is operated by Main flowing in a large W-shape. All vineyards are on south facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main or created in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine country, this proves a donation certificate from the year 777 to the monastery Fulda, to which the royal estate Hammelburg with eight vineyards (today's castle Saaleck with castle mountain) was appropriated. From Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) is a Gemarkungs description between Randersacker and Würzburg from 14 October 779 documented.

The center of Franconia is not only the baroque town from a viticultural point of view Würzburg, where the famous vineyard "Würzburger stone "Is - probably one of the best known German single layers. A winged word in the Middle Ages was "Frankenwein ist sick wine ". The writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) perceived the Franconian wine as "deep and pure as a bell". There is a continental climate with dry, warm summers and cold winters. Over 40% of the wines are in bocksbeutel bottled. This bottle shape is legally protected for Franconian quality wines and a wine route named after. An important Franconian viticulture pioneer was the owner Sebastian Englerth (1804-1880).

Map of the production area Franconia

Areas, communities and locations

Franconia used to be in the three areas Maindreieck. Mainviereck and Steigerwald structured with 23 major layers and 216 individual layers. In November 2011, a new regulation was adopted by the members of the Franconian Winegrowing Association. The three old areas are replaced by 12 much smaller ones. In the medium to long term, these will also replace the 23 major locations. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, which they had lost for some time. The 12 new areas correspond mutatis mutandis to the valid since 2009 wine (Protected Designation of Origin):

Main - river course with Maindreieck and Mainviereck

Abt Degen wine valley
The one after Alberich Degen (1625-1686), the abbot of Cistercian monastery Ebrach named area lies between Haßfurt and Bamberg in the northeast of the Steigerwald and on the southern edge of the Haßberge. The vineyards cover 115 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Bamberg : Old ditch, Michaelsberg
  • Eltmann : Schlossleite
  • Hassfurt : Henneberg
  • Knetzgau-Oberschwappach : Sommertal
  • Krum : Kingdom of Heaven
  • Sand on the Main : Himmelsbühl, Kronberg
  • Schmachtenberg : Eulenberg
  • Staffelbach : Spitzelberg
  • Steinbach : Nonnenberg
  • Unfinden: chin Leitenberg
  • Unterhaid : Röthla
  • Ponds : Vineyards
  • Zeil am Main : Mönchshang, Pfarrerspflöckn
  • Ziegelanger : Oil beak

Alzenauer wine region
The area includes the vineyards of the city Aschaffenburg incl. OT dam and OT Obernau, the city Alzenau including OT Hörstein, OT Wasserlos, OT Michelbach and OT Dörsthofe, the market Hösbach incl. OT Rottenberg. The vineyards cover 90 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Aschaffenburg : Badberg, Godelsberg, Pompejan
  • Hörstein : Abtsberg. Reuschenberg (Bulk layer)
  • Dorsthöfe : Aloisengarten
  • Michelbach : Aloisengarten, Apostelgarten, Steinberg
  • Obernau : Sanderberg
  • Rottenberg : Gräfenstein
  • Waterless : Lohmännchen, Schlossberg

Churfranken
The area extends along the Main, from Großostheim in the north to Weilbach in the south, and from Großostheim in the west to Dorfprozelten in the east. The vineyards cover 255 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Bürgstadt : Centgrafenberg. dog back. Main hell
  • Dorfprozelten : Predigtstuhl
  • Engelberg : monastery garden
  • Erlenbach am Main : Hochberg
  • Grossheubach : Bischofsberg, Mainhölle, Steingrübler
  • Großostheim : Harstell, Reischklingeberg
  • Großwallstadt : Lützeltalerberg
  • Klingenberg am Main : Einsiedel, Hochberg, Schlossberg
  • Miltenberg : Stone brooder
  • Mömlingen : Orlis
  • Röllbach : Deutschordensberg
  • Back : Jesuit mountain, Johannisberg, Schalk
  • Wörth am Main : Campestres, Galgenbuckel

Frankens Saalestück
The area of Frankens Saalestück extends along the Franconian Saale with the city of Hammelburg and its districts in the center. The expansion takes place from Obererthal (north) to Hammelburg (south) or from Obereschenbach (west) to Ramsthal (east). The vineyards cover 155 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Elfershausen : Schlossberg
  • Engenthal : Schlossberg
  • Feuerthal : Altenberg, cross
  • Fuchsstadt : Rubenhöll
  • Hammelburg : Altenberg, Heroldsberg. Trautlestal
  • Machtilshausen : summer guide
  • Ramsthal : St. Klausen
  • Saaleck : Schlossberg
  • Sulzthal : Schlangenberg, St. Klausen
  • Westheim : Altenberg, Langberg
  • Wirsthal : Scheinberg

Main Kingdom of Heaven
The area stretches from Marktheidenfeld in the north to Neubrunn, OT Böttigheim, in the south and from Kreuzwertheim in the west to Uettingen in the east. The vineyards cover 125 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Böttigheim : Wurmberg
  • Erlenbach bei Marktheidenfeld : crow's beak
  • Homburg am Main : noblewoman, Kallmuth
  • Kreuzwertheim : Kaffelstein
  • Lengfurt : Old mountain. Oberrot
  • Marktheidenfeld : Kreuzberg
  • Remlingen : crow's beak, sunflower
  • Uettingen : Kirchberg

Main south
The area can be described as a triangle with the key points Würzburg, Frickenhausen am Main and Mainstockheim. It also includes the surfaces along the Tauber, The vineyards cover over 1,300 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Albertshofen : Hergottsweg
  • Aub : lamb mountain
  • Buchbrunn : Hot stone
  • Eibelstadt : Mönchsleite, Kapellenberg, Steinbach
  • Frickenhausen : fisherman. chapel hill
  • Gerbrunn : Hummelberg
  • Kitzingen : Eherieder mountain, donkey mountain, Wilhelmsberg
  • Kleinochsenfurt : Herrenberg
  • Mainstockheim : Berg-Rondell, Hofstück
  • Marktbreit : Sonnenberg
  • Martinsheim : Langenstein
  • Obernbreit : Pulpit
  • Randersacker : Dabug, Lämmerberg, Marsberg. Pfülben. Sonnenstuhl. Teufelskeller
  • Repperndorf : Emperor Karl
  • Röttingen : flint
  • Segnitz : Pfaffensteig, Zobelsberg
  • Sickershausen : Storchenbrünnle
  • Sommerhausen : Reifenstein. Steinbach
  • Sulzfeld am Main : Cyriakusberg (with mountain I), Maustal. Sonnenberg
  • Tauberrettersheim : Queen
  • Theilheim : Altenberg
  • Winterhausen : Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Würzburg : Abtsleite, Fortress view, Inner strip. Pfaffenberg Schlossberg, stone (with stone harp)
  • Würzburg-Heidingsfeld : Kirchberg

Central Franconian Bocksbeutel street
The area extends from Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the south to Neundorf in the north and from Tauberzell in the west to Dietersheim in the east. The vineyards cover over 200 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Bad Windsheim : Rosenberg
  • Ergersheim : Altenberg
  • Ickelheim : Schlosberg
  • Ingolstadt : Rotenberg
  • Ipsheim : Hoheneck Castle
  • Krassolzheim : Pfaffenberg
  • Market Nordheim : Hohenkottenheim
  • Neundorf : Hüssberg, Mönchsbuck, Sonneberg, Wonne, Rothenburg ob der Tauber : Eich
  • Tauberzell : Hasennestle
  • Ulsenheim : Huttenberg
  • Weimersheim : Red Mountain

Central Main
The area extends along the Main from Gemünden am Main in the north to Veitshöchheim in the south, the westernmost extent reaches the area near Greußenheim, the easternmost at Arnstein. The vineyards cover 760 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Adelsberg : Wernleite
  • Erlabrunn : Weinsteig
  • Eußenheim : First
  • Gambach : Calfstone
  • Gemünden am Main : Scherenberg
  • Gössenheim : Homburg
  • Greußenheim : Geisberg
  • Güntersleben : summer chair
  • Halsheim : Bischofsberg
  • Heugrumbach : Bischofsberg
  • Himmelstadt : winepress
  • Karlstadt : In the stone
  • Laudenbach : castle
  • Leinach : Himmelberg
  • Margetshöchheim : Bärental
  • Müdesheim : Bischofsberg
  • Mühlbach : Fronberg
  • Oberleinach : Himmelberg, Weinsteig
  • Retzbach : Benediktusberg
  • Retzstadt : Langenberg (with won The shepherd and heavenly path)
  • Reuchelheim : Bischofsberg
  • Rimpar : Kobersberg
  • Stetten : stone
  • Thungersheim : Johannisberg ( won Erysipelas) Scharlachberg
  • Veitshöchheim : Sunshine, Wölflein
  • Meadow field : Herbstthal
  • Zellingen : Sonnleite

Schwanberger country
The area is limited by the cities and communities Tiefenstockheim (southwest), Mainbernheim, Rödelsee, Großlangheim, Kleinlangheim (northwest), Rüdenhausen, Abtswind (northeast), Castell OT Greuth and Markt Einersheim (southeast). Within this area are the city of Iphofen incl. OT Possenheim and the communities of Castell and Wiesenbronn. The vineyards cover 735 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

Volkacher Mainschleife
The area begins in the south at Dettelbach, includes the "wine island" with the municipalities Nordheim am Main and Sommerach and ends in the north at Wipfeld. The vineyards cover about 2,000 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

Franconia - Escherndorf Volkacher Mainschleife

  • Astheim : Carthusian
  • Bergtheim : harp playing
  • Dettelbach : Mountain Rondell, Sonnenleite
  • Escherndorf : mountain, Furstenberg. bounder
  • Frankenwinheim : Rosenberg
  • Gaiberg : Kapellenberg, castle park
  • Hallburg : Kreuzberg, Rosenberg, Schlossberg
  • Krautheim : Sonnenleite
  • Lindach : cross path
  • Mainberg : Schlossberg
  • Neuses on the mountain : bald
  • Nordheim : Kreuzberg, little bird
  • Obereisenheim :
  • Obervolkach : Landsknecht
  • Rimberg : Landsknecht
  • Swan field : Mühlberg
  • Schwarzenau : rose garden
  • Schweinfurt : Mainleite, Peterstirn
  • Sommerach : Katzenkopf. Rosenberg
  • Stammheim : Donkey Mountain
  • Untereisenheim : mountain, Sonnenberg
  • Vogelsburg : gate
  • Volkach : Carthusian. councilman
  • Waigolshausen (OT Theilheim) : Mainleite
  • Wipfeld : Zehntgraf
  • Zeilitzheim : Heiligenberg

Wine panorama Steigerwald
The southernmost town of the area is Prichsenstadt, the northernmost village of Donnersdorf. The widest expansion takes place at the height of Gerolzhofen (west) and Michelau in the Steigerwald (east). The vineyards cover 250 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Altmannsdorf : Sonnenwinkel
  • Dingolshausen : charcoal burner
  • Falkenstein : Falkenberg
  • Gerolzhofen : Arlesgarten, Köhler
  • Handthal : Stollberg
  • Kammerforst : Devil
  • Kirchschönbach : Mariengarten
  • Michelau : full castle
  • Mönchstockheim : Mönchberg
  • Oberschwarzach : Herrenberg
  • Prichsenstadt : Crown
  • Wiebelsberg : Badger

Weinparadies
The area lies on the beach of the nature park Steigerwald. The vineyards cover about 285 hectares of vineyards. The municipalities with their individual layers:

  • Bullenheim : paradise
  • Hut home : Tannenberg
  • Ippesheim : dominion mountain
  • Seinsheim : Hohenbühl
  • Weigenheim : Hohenlandsberg

Blend

In the last ten years, there has been a change in the variety level. The proportion of red wines increased from 11 to around 20%. Muller-Thurgau, first planted here in the municipality of Retzstadt in 1925, is still at the top, but has reduced its share from 42% to 31%. The position of the designated as "Frank's King" Silvaners remained unchanged. Status 2009 (0 = less than 0.5 ha,? = Unknown value or secret for legal reasons):

vine
German main name
In Germany
common synonyms
colour hectare
2009
% -
Ant
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling Sylvaner White 1809 29.6
Green Silvaner
Blue Silvaner
Sylvaner, Sylvaner White 1301
11
21.3
0.2
Bacchus - White 747 12.2
Domina - red 349 5.7
Riesling White Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 302 4.9
Pinot Noir
included Samtrot
Pinot Noir, Blue S., Pinot Noir red 254 4.2
Kerner - White 228 3.7
Dornfelder - red 155 2.5
regent - red 141 2.3
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 127 2.1
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 124 2.0
Müllerrebe Meunier, Pinot Meunier red 89 1.5
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 72 1.2
Ruländer Pinot gris, Pinot Gris White 55 0.9
Acolon - red 50 0.8
Rieslaner - White 38 0.6
Red Traminer Traminer / Gewurztraminer White 36 0.6
Ortega - White 22 0.4
Cabernet Dorsa - red 21 0.3
pearl - White 18 0.3
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 16 0.3
Frühburgunder Blue Frühburgunder, Clevner red 15 0.2
Chardonnay - White 12 0.2
Johanniter - White 11 0.2
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 9 0.1
Merlot - red 8th 0.1
Faberrebe - White 7 0.1
Limberger / Lemberger , Blue Limberger red 6 0.1
St. Laurent - red 4 0.1
Albalonga - White 3 0.1
Cabernet Mitos - red 3 0.1
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 3 0.1
Morio Muscat Morio White 3 0.1
Yellow Muscat
Red Muscat
muscatel / Muscat Blanc White 3
0
0.1
-
Optima Optima 113 White 2 -
Blauburger - red 2 -
Tauberschwarz Blue hanging man red 2 -
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 1 -
Cabernet Cortis - red 1 -
Cabernet Cubin - red 1 -
Cabernet Dorio - red 1 -
Ehrenfelser - White 1 -
Fontanara - White 1 -
Helfensteiner - White 1 -
Huxelrebe - White 1 -
- White 1 -
Marie Steiner - White 1 -
Merzling - White 1 -
Würzer - White 1 -
Bronner - White 0 -
Cabernet Franc - red 0 -
Dakapo - red 0 -
Deckrot - red 0 -
dark fields - red 0 -
White Gassedel Chasselas, Gutedel White 0 -
Osteiner - White 0 -
Palas - red 0 -
Pearl of Zala Zala Gyöngye White 0 -
Phoenix - White 0 -
principal - White 0 -
Siegerrebe - White 0 -
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 0 -
White Elbling Elbling, Kleinberger White ? -
Freisamer - White ? -
Heroldrebe - red ? -
jewel - White ? -
Kernling - White ? -
Muscat Ottonel - White ? -
Orion - White ? -
rondo - red ? -
otherwise. white varieties - White 27 0.4
otherwise red varieties - red 5 -
WHITE VARIETIES 4904 80.3
RED VARIETIES 1200 19.7
TOTAL 6104 100

producers

Well-known producers are Arnold Wilhelm. Soon on. Bickel-Stumpf. Blink Michael. Bocksbeutel-Hof. Brown Heinz. Brown Waldemar. focal spot. Breunig. Brügel Harald. Bürgerspital. Burrlein. Dahms. Deppisch Johannes. DIVINO Nordheim Thungersheim. Emmerich Werner. Erhard Walter. Felshof - Wenninger. Fendt wine family. Fischer Joachim. Cheerful Clemens. Cheerful Michael. Princely Castell domain office. Prince Lowenstein. Prince Rudolf. Gobel Martin. Grebner - The patrician court. Gunther Harald. Hart private winery. Deppisch. Hemberger Roland. Höfler Bernd. Courtier Klaus. Hofmann Alois. Hofmann Helmut & Bernd. Hofmann Mario. Ilmbacher Hof. Juliusspital. Klingenberg. Krämer Hermann & Stephan. Kreglinger. Kremers Winzerhof. LandArt. Leininger Walter. Max Muller I. May Rudolf. Meier Markus. Reiss Christian. Römmert. Rothe Manfred. Roth Gerhard. Jerk Johann. Rudloff. Ruppert. Sauer Horst. Sauer Rainer. Schaffer Egon. Castle Sommerhausen. Schmachtenberger Berthold. Schmidt Frank & Lukas. Schmitts children. Schwab Thomas. State Hofkeller Würzburg. Steel Albrecht. Steinmann Artur. Sting Gerhard. Störrlein. Stritzinger. Dry smelt. Walter Josef. Weigand. Winery Am Lump. Winery Am Stein. Weinmanufaktur 3 lines. Wine of 3. Weltner Paul. Wrench Rainer. Winegrower family Koch. Winegrower Sommerach. Wirsching Hans. Woerner's castle. Zang Otmar. Zehnthof family Luckert. Zehnthof family Weickert. Zehntkeller. To the swan, Around 80% of the Bavarian winegrowers are in the Wine growing franc organized. A vintners association is Frank & Frei,

Map: By Lencer - own work, in co-operation with DieBuche , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Escherndorf: DWI (German Wine Institute)

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