A first look at the 2020 vintage

A first look at the 2020 vintage

The wine is still sitting in barrels, but it will soon be time to bottle the 2020 vintage. The Traminer was harvested measuring 98 Oechsle and outstanding grape quality. The Dornfelder still made it into the wine cellar at 85 Oechsle. The late frost in May meant this...

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Winter in the Vineyard

Winter in the Vineyard

In the winter, the vineyard rests. The vines enjoy this ‘downtime’ as the previous year’s vintage matures patiently in the barrels. Most of the work takes place in the cellar. But for the majority of winegrowers, it all starts again in January or February. The next...

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The Franconian Trias: variety of soils for very special wines

The Franconian Trias: variety of soils for very special wines

Everyone's talking about terroir, we're talking about Trias. The Lower Franconian wines do not only grow on one kind of soil. We have three very different types of soil within our region: Buntsandstein, Muschelkalk and Keuper. Together they are called the “Franconian...

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Vinothek Thüngersheim opened

Vinothek Thüngersheim opened

I have written an article about this. But please note, the article is only available in German. Click here for more information.

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Roses in the vineyard: Beautiful and really useful

Roses in the vineyard: Beautiful and really useful

In summer, flowering roses are a real feast for the eyes in our vineyards. However, they are not planted for the delight of flower lovers, but rather as indirect protection for the vines. They indicate the danger of mildew. It is hard to say what I prefer: the...

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Juliusspital Wines to Enjoy – and for a Good Cause

Juliusspital Wines to Enjoy – and for a Good Cause

Even Goethe loved Franconian wines: In the early 19th century, the famous poet was quoted for saying: “Send me some more wine from Würzburg, because I can taste no other wine, I am morose when I run out of my usual favourite potion”. There are three large vineyards in...

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A Stroll through the Hofgarten

A Stroll through the Hofgarten

My favourite place in Würzburg’s Hofgarten happens to be a staircase. To be exact, the stairs which connect the eastern part of the garden with its southern part. From the top of the stairs, you can see both parts of the park. Johann Prokop Mayer’s versatile garden...

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