Franconian winegrowing

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)

The Middle Franconian Bocksbeutel Road

Area under vines: 346 ha

Route: ca. 120 km

Winegrowing associations: 10

Wine sovereigns: 8




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.

Local government

The Middle Franconian Bocksbeutel Road region mainly belongs to the Administrative District of Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim. Only the vineyards around Tauberzell and Rothenburg ob der Tauber to the south form part of Ansbach Administrative District.

Principal winegrowing village

With close to 65 ha under vines, Bullenheim near Ippesheim is the principal winegrowing village along the Middle Franconian Bocksbeutel Road.

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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.


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