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Wine regions in Franconia/Franken

Description to Franconia/Franken

The growing area is located on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria in Germany and is from Main flowed through in a large W shape. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau to the cultivation area Württemberg belong. The vineyards cover 6,130 hectares of vineyards, most of which stretch between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt. All of the vineyards are located on south-facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main or in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine country, as evidenced by a deed of donation from the year 777 to the Fulda Monastery, to which the royal estate of Hammelburg with eight vineyards (Saaleck Castle and Castle Hill) was assigned. From Kaiser Charlemagne (742-814) a district description between Randersacker and Würzburg from October 14, 779 is documented.

The center of Franconia is not only from the wine-growing point of view the baroque city Wurzburg, where the famous vineyard “Würzburger stone “Is - probably one of the best-known German individual layers. A catchword in the Middle Ages was “Franconian wine is Sick wine ". The writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) found the Franconian wine "deep and pure like a bell sound". There is a continental climate with dry, warm summers and cold winters. Over 40% of the wines are made in Buck bag bottled. This bottle shape is legally protected for Franconian quality wines and a wine route is named after it. A major Franconian wine pioneer was the winery owner Sebastian Englerth (1804-1880).

Map of the Franco region

Areas, municipalities and locations

Franconia used to be in the three areas Main triangle, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 large layers and 216 individual layers. In November 2011, members of the Franconian Winegrowers' Association adopted a new regulation. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. In the medium to long term, these will also replace the 23 large locations. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, which they had lost for a long time. The 12 new areas correspond to the wine designation that has been valid since 2009 PDO (Protected Designation of Origin):

Main - course of the river with the Main Triangle and Mainviereck

Abbot Degen Wine Valley
According to 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. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Bamberg : Alter Graben, Michaelsberg
  • Eltmann : Castle manager
  • Hassfurt : Henneberg
  • Knetzgau-Oberschwappach : summer valley
  • Krum : Kingdom of Heaven
  • Sand am Main : Himmelsbühl, Kronberg
  • Schmachtenberg : Eulenberg
  • Staffelbach : Spitzelberg
  • Steinbach : Nonnenberg
  • Unfinden: chin Leitenberg
  • Unterhaid : Röthla
  • Pond : vineyards
  • Zeil am Main : Mönchshang, Pfarrerspflöckn
  • Ziegelanger : oil bill

Alzenau wine region
The area includes the vineyards of the city of Aschaffenburg including OT Damm and OT Obernau, the city of Alzenau including OT Hörstein, OT Wasserlos, OT Michelbach and OT Dörsthofe, the Hösbach market including OT Rottenberg. The vineyards cover 90 hectares of vineyards. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Aschaffenburg : Badberg, Godelsberg, Pompejaner
  • Hörstein : Abtsberg, Reuschberg (Large location)
  • Dorsthöfe : Alois garden
  • Michelbach : Alois garden, Apostle garden, Steinberg
  • Obernau : Sanderberg
  • Rottenberg : Graefenstein
  • Waterless : Lohmännchen, Schlossberg

Churfranken
The area stretches 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. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Bürgstadt : Centgrafenberg, Hundsrück, Main hell
  • Dorfprozelten : Predigtstuhl
  • Engelberg : monastery garden
  • Erlenbach am Main : Hochberg
  • Grossheubach : Bischofsberg, Main hell, stone brooders
  • Großostheim : Harstell, Reischklingeberg
  • Großwallstadt : Lützeltalerberg
  • Klingenberg am Main : Einsiedel, Hochberg, Schlossberg
  • Miltenberg : Stone brooder
  • Mömlingen : Orlis
  • Röllbach : Teutonic Order Mountain
  • Back : Jesuitenberg, Johannisberg, Schalk
  • Wörth am Main : Campestres, gallows hump

Frankens hall piece
The Frankens Saalestück area stretches 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. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Elfershausen : Schlossberg
  • Engenthal : Schlossberg
  • Feuerthal : Altenberg, Kreuz
  • Fuchsstadt : Rubenhöll
  • Hammelburg : Altenberg, Heroldsberg, Trautlestal
  • Machtilshausen : Sommerleite
  • Ramsthal : St. Klausen
  • Saaleck : Schlossberg
  • Sulzthal : Schlangenberg, St. Klausen
  • Westheim : Altenberg, Längberg
  • Wirmsthal : Scheinberg

Main kingdom of heaven
The area extends 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. The communities with their individual locations:

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

Main south
The area can be described as a triangle with the cornerstones of Würzburg, Frickenhausen am Main and Mainstockheim. It also covers the areas along the Deaf. The vineyards cover over 1,300 hectares of vineyards. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Albertshofen : Hergottsweg
  • Aub : Lamb mountain
  • Buchbrunn : Hot stone
  • Eibelstadt : Mönchsleite, Kapellenberg, Steinbach
  • Frickenhausen : Fisherman, Kapellenberg
  • Gerbrunn : Hummelberg
  • Kitzingen : Eherieder Berg, Eselsberg, Wilhelmsberg
  • Kleinochsenfurt : Herrenberg
  • Mainstockheim : Berg-Rondell, Hofstück
  • Marktbreit : Sonnenberg
  • Martinsheim : Langenstein
  • Obernbreit : pulpit
  • Randersacker : Dabug, Lämmerberg, Marsberg, Care, Sun chair, Teufelskeller
  • Repperndorf : Emperor Karl
  • Röttingen : flint
  • Segnitz : Pfaffensteig, Zobelsberg
  • Sickershausen : Storchenbrünnle
  • Sommerhausen : Reifenstein, Steinbach
  • Sulzfeld am Main : Cyriakusberg (with mountain I), Mouse valley, Sonnenberg
  • Tauberrettersheim : Queen
  • Theilheim : Altenberg
  • Winterhausen : Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Wurzburg : Abbot Fortress view Inner bar, Pfaffenberg Castle hill stone (with stone harp)
  • Würzburg-Heidingsfeld : Kirchberg

Middle Franconian Bocksbbeutelstraße
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 communities with their individual locations:

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

Middle Main
The area extends along the Main from Gemünden am Main in the north to Veitshöchheim in the south, the area to the west at Greussenheim and the most east to Arnstein. The vineyards cover 760 hectares of vineyards. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Adelsberg : Wernleite
  • Erlabrunn : Weinsteig
  • Eussenheim : First
  • Gambach : Kalbenstein
  • Gemünden am Main : Scherenberg
  • Gössenheim : Homburg
  • Greussenheim : Geisberg
  • Güntersleben : summer chair
  • Halsheim : Bischofsberg
  • Heugrumbach : Bischofsberg
  • City of Heaven : Wine press
  • 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 Rothlauf), Scarlet Mountain
  • Veitshöchheim : sunshine, wolves
  • Wiesenfeld : Herbstthal
  • Zellingen : Sonnleite

Schwanberger Land
The area is limited by the towns and municipalities of 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 including OT Possenheim as well as the municipalities of Castell and Wiesenbronn. The vineyards cover 735 hectares. The communities with their individual locations:

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

Franconia - Escher village Volkacher Main loop

  • Astheim : Karthauser
  • Bergtheim : playing the harp
  • Dettelbach : Mountain rondel, Sonnenleite
  • Escherndorf : mountain, Fürstenberg, Lump
  • Frankenwinheim : Rosenberg
  • Gaiberg : Kapellenberg, castle park
  • Hallburg : Kreuzberg, Rosenberg, Schlossberg
  • Krautheim : Sonnenleite
  • Lindach : cross path
  • Mainberg : Schlossberg
  • Neuses on the mountain : bald head
  • Nordheim : Kreuzberg, little bird
  • Obereisenheim :
  • Obervolkach : Landsknecht
  • Rimberg : Landsknecht
  • Schwanfeld : Mühlberg
  • Schwarzenau : rose garden
  • Schweinfurt : Mainleite, Peterstirn
  • Sommerach : Cat head, Rosenberg
  • Stammheim : donkey mountain
  • Untereisenheim : Berg, Sonnenberg
  • Vogelsburg : Gate
  • Volkach : Karthauser, Councilor
  • Waigolshausen (OT Theilheim) : Main line
  • Wipfeld : tithe count
  • Zeilitzheim : Heiligenberg

Steigerwald wine panorama
The southernmost town in the area is Prichsenstadt, the northernmost Donnersdorf. The widest extension is at Gerolzhofen (west) and Michelau in the Steigerwald (east). The vineyards cover 250 hectares. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Altmannsdorf : Sonnenwinkel
  • Dingolshausen : Koehler
  • Falkenstein : Falkenberg
  • Gerolzhofen : Arlesgarten, Köhler
  • Handthal : Stollberg
  • Kammerforst : Devil
  • Kirchschönbach : Mariengarten
  • Michelau : Vollburg
  • Mönchstockheim : Mönchberg
  • Oberschwarzach : Herrenberg
  • Prichsenstadt : Krone
  • Wiebelsberg : badger

Wine paradise
The area is on the western edge of the Steigerwald Nature Park. The vineyards cover around 285 hectares of vineyards. The communities with their individual locations:

  • Bullenheim : paradise
  • Hut home : Tannenberg
  • Ippesheim : Herrschaftsberg
  • Seinsheim : Hohenbuehl
  • Weigenheim : Hohenlandsberg

Grape variety level

There were no major changes compared to 2009. The proportion of red wine varieties has decreased slightly in line with the general trend. Müller-Thurgau, planted for the first time here in Retzstadt in 1925, is still at the top, but has reduced its share from 42% to 25% in the past 20 years. The second rank of the Green Silvaners, known as the “Frankens King”, remained unchanged. Status 2018 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

Grape variety
German main name
In Germany
Common synonyms
colour Hectares
2018
% -
Ant
Hectares
2009
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling-Sylvaner White 1,538 25.1 1,809
Green Silvaner Silvaner, Sylvaner White 1,501 24.5 1,301
Bacchus - White 750 12.3 747
Riesling White Riesling, Rheinriesling White 336 5.5 302
Domina - red 322 5.3 349
Pinot Noir incl. Velvet redPinot Noir, Blauer S., Pinot Noir red 263 4.3 254
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 195 3.2 124
Kerner - White 180 2.9 228
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 168 2.7 127
Dornfelder - red 139 2.3 155
regent - red 128 2.1 141
Ruländer Pinot gris, Pinot Gris White 83 1.4 55
Müllerrebe Black Riesling, Pinot Meunier red 69 1.1 89
Acolon - red 50 0.8 50
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 50 0.8 72
Red traminer Traminer / Gewürztraminer White 43 0.7 36
Sauvignon Blanc Nutmeg-Silvaner White 36 0.6 9
Rieslaner - White 31 0.5 38
Chardonnay - White 24th 0.4 12th
Blue Silvaner - White 22 0.4 11
Cabernet Dorsa - red 18th 0.3 21
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 16 0.3 16
Blauer Frühburgunder, Clevner red 16 0.3 15
Johanniter - White 16 0.3 11
Ortega - White 16 0.3 22
Yellow muscatel Muscatel / Muscat Blanc White 11 0.2 3rd
Merlot - red 11 0.2 8th
pearl - White 8th 0.1 18th
Cabernet Blanc - White 6 0.1 -
Limberger / Lemberger , Blue Limberger red 6 0.1 6
Solaris - White 6 0.1
Viognier White 6 0.1 -
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 4th 0.1 3rd
Colored vine - White 4th 0.1 7
St. Laurent - red 4th 0.1 4th
Cabernet Mitos - red 3rd 0.1 3rd
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 2nd - 1
Blauburger - red 2nd - 2nd
Helios - White 2nd - -
Morio nutmeg Morio White 2nd - 3rd
Muscaris - White 2nd - -
Dove black Blue hangman red 2nd - 2nd
Albalonga - White 1 - 3rd
Cabernet Cubin - red 1 - 1
Cabernet Dorio - red 1 - 1
Gold muscatel - White 1 - -
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 1 - 0
Huxelrebe - White 1 - 1
- White 1 - 1
Merzling - White 1 - 1
Phoenix - White 1 - 0
Pinotine - red 1 - -
rondo - red 1 - -
Schönburger - White 1 -
Seasoning - White 1 - 1
Bronner - White 0 - 0
Cabernet Carol - red 0 - -
Cabernet Cortis - red 0 - 1
Bronner - White 0 - 0
Cabernet Franc - red 0 - 0
Cabertin - red 0 - -
Dakapo - red 0 - 0
Opaque - red 0 - 0
Dark fields - red 0 - 0
Ehrenfelser - White 0 - 1
Gold Riesling - White 0 - -
Helfensteiner - White 0 - 1
Kernling - White 0 - -
Malvasia Frühroter Veltliner White 0 - -
monarch - red 0 - -
Nutmeg Ottonel - White 0 - -
Optima Optima 113 White 0 - 2nd
Palas - red 0 - 0
prior - red 0 - -
Red muscatel Muscat Blanc, Muscatel White 0 - -
- White 0 - -
Winning vine - White 0 - 0
Syrah Shiraz red 0 - -
White Elbling Elbling, Kleinberger White 0 - -
White Gutedel Chasselas, Gutedel White 0 - 0
Fontanara - White - - 1
Mariensteiner - White - - 1
Osteiner - White - - 0
Pearl of Zala Zala Gyöngye White - - 0
Principal - White - - 0
otherwise. white varieties - White 18th 0.3 27
otherwise. red varieties - red 3rd 0.1 5
WHITE VARIETIES 5,018 81.9 4,904
RED VARIETIES 1,112 18.1 1,200
TOTAL 6,130 100 6.104


Producers

Well-known producers are Arnold Wilhelm, Soon on, Bickel stump, Blendel Michael, Bocksbbeutel-Hof, Braun Heinz, Braun Waldemar, Focal spot, Breunig, Temple Harald, Citizens' Hospital, Burrlein, Dahms, Deppisch Johannes, DIVINO Nordheim Thüngersheim, Emmerich Werner, Erhard Walter, Felshof - Wenninger, Fendt wine family, Fischer Joachim, Cheerful Clemens, Cheerful Michael, Princely Castell's domain office, Prince Löwenstein, Prince Rudolf, Goebel Martin, Grebner - the patrician courtyard, Gunther Harald, Hart private winery, H. Deppisch, Hemberger Roland, Höfler Bernd, Courtier Klaus, Hofmann Alois, Hofmann Helmut & Bernd, Hofmann Mario, Ilmbacher Hof, July Hospital, Chandler Hermann & Stephan, Kreglinger, Kremers winery, Country Art, Leininger Walter, Max Müller I, May Rudolf, Meier Markus, Reiss Christian, Römert, Rothe Manfred, Roth Gerhard, Jerk Johann, Rudloff, Ruppert, Sauer Horst, Sauer Rainer, Schäffer Egon, Sommerhausen Castle, Schmachtenberger Berthold, Schmidt Frank & Lukas, Schmitt's children, Schwab Thomas, State Hofkeller Wuerzburg, Stahl Albrecht, Steinmann Artur, Stone valley, Engraving Gerhard, Sturgeon, Stritzinger, Dry smith, Walter Josef, Weigand, Am Lump Winery, Am Stein Winery, Wine factory 3 lines, Wine from 3rd, Weltner Paul, Wengerter Rainer, Winemaker family Koch, Vintner Sommerach, Wirsching Hans, Wörners castle, Zang Otmar, Tenth farm family Luckert, Tenth farm family Weickert, Tenth cellar, To the swan. Around 80% of Bavarian winegrowers are in the Franconian wine ring organized. A well-known winegrowers' association is Frank & Frei.

Map: DWI (German Wine Institute)
Main: Von Lencer - own work, in Co-Operation with DieBuche , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Escherndorf: DWI (German Wine Institute)

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