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Franconian wine region

Franconian wine map

Franconian wine region

In the largest Bavarian wine-growing region of Franconia, the vines grow mainly on sheltered sites along the Main river and on the slopes of the Steigerwald. This medium-sized wine-growing area is known for its dry white wines, mostly Silvaner, which has been cultivated here for over 350 years. Franconian dry and other wines have been bottled in a flat-bottomed bottle, also called the "Bocksbeutel" as a trademark for over 250 years. The design of the Bocksbeutel was revised by the designer Peter Schmidt. The Bocksbeutel is no longer big-bellied now, it has become slimmer and more elegant. Its ancestor was a small Celtic clay pot from around 1400 BC, which was found near Wenigumstadt in the district of Aschaffenburg and is exhibited now in the Mainfränkisches Museum in Würzburg. Flat wine bottles made of clay, leather and later of glass were already used thousands of years ago worldwide. Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Bacchus are the most widely grown grape varieties in Franconia. The famous Franconian red wine vineyards can be found around Klingenberg and Bürgstadt. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote to his wife Christiane in 1806: Please, send me some Würzburger wine, because no other wine tastes good to me, and I am annoyed when I miss my favorite wine.

Maybe a piece of good cheese to dry wine? Here are some tips:
A strong and rich wine needs a mature cheese.
A sparkling wine likes a creamy cheese.
A sweet wine goes well with a sour or flavorful cheese.
Crucial is not the rule, but your own taste!

This area, currently limited to 10 places, stands for a special landscape experience, a characteristic wine and regional culture. For wine and culture tourism were created the following trails:

Weinparadiesweg:
From the Kapellenberg in Weigenheim to Nenzenheim the wine trail is about 15 km with a height difference of ca. 90 meters.

Fränkischer Rotwein Wanderweg
Hikers will enjoy a total of 79 km of beautiful trail between Großwallstadt (north) and Bürgstadt (south) with red wine terraces on the Main river and forest. Nice day trips in 6 stages, each about 15 km are easy to plan and leave you more time for the things you enjoy. High in the steep terraces of the vineyards are two magical places: Erlenbach and Klingenberg. Over a Skywalk, which was finished in 2018, you will enjoy a beautiful view over the Main Valley and the Odenwald.

Abt-Degen-Steig
Between Zeil am Main and the Ebelsbach / Steinbach you will find this quiet wine trail, mostly on its own route, away from the motorized traffic.

WeinKultTour
Charming landscapes with sights are waiting for you between Main valley and Steigerwald. On a length of 25 km is the way back particularly pleasant.

Weinlehrpfad Thüngersheim
A nice and 4.3 km short circular trail through the slopes of Thüngersheim.

extentsoil conditionmost common white grapes
6.100 haMainviereck region - red sandstone; Maindreieck region - shell limestone; Iphofen -keuper, otherwise - decomposition soils, limestone and loamy soils.Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus and Riesling
maximum hectare is set at 90 hl/ha.extent: 6/13

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