Stats, facts and figures
Area under vines: 6237 ha
Proportion of white wine grapes: 81 per cent
Proportion of red wine grapes: 19 per cent
Principal grape varieties: Müller-Thurgau (26 per cent), Silvaner (24 per cent), Bacchus (12 per cent)
Number of growers in 2016: 3716
(Source: LWG, the Bavarian State Research Center for Viticulture and Horticulture)
Interesting facts and background information
The first Silvaner in Franconia
Alberich Degen (1625-1686) was the abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Ebrach. He is credited with having brought the first Silvaner vines from Austria to Franconia in the seventeenth century – a trailblazing innovation Franconian winemaking profits from to this day. His tomb is located in the former monastery church in Ebrach.
Franconian wine queens from Middle Franconia
The coveted title of Franconian Wine Queen has been bestowed on wine royalty from Middle Franconia twice so far in the more than 60 years it has been awarded: to Kristin Langmann from Bullenheim in 2015/2016 and to Martina Riedel from Weimersheim in 1997/1998.