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The German growing area Franconia was formerly 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. Before this conversion, the following description applies to the area Maindreieck:
By far the largest Franconian area Maindreieck lies in the center of the cultivation area and covers scarcely 4,200 hectares of vineyards. He is after the sweeping run of the Mains Formed landscape in the form of a standing on the top upwardly open triangle between Schweinfurt, Ochsenfurt and Gemünden named. The vineyards extend for the most part along the V-shaped large Mainschleife. Also belongs the section of the Tauber valley between Blades and Tauberrettersheim, as well as the 30 kilometers from the Main removed area of the Franconian Saale. A special feature is the "wine island" created by human influence with Sommerach and Nordheim. Mushroom limestone predominates as soil type. Most common varieties are Müller-Thurgau. Sylvaner. Bacchus and Riesling, The area is in the 12 major cities Burg, Engelsberg, Ewig Leben, Hofrat, Honigberg, Kirchberg, Marienberg, Margrave Babenberg, Ölspiel, Ravensburg, Roßtal u. Devil's Gate structured.