World of Wine - The heart of Bavaria’s wine growing is in Franconia
The renowned bocksbeutel-shaped wine bottle and prized top-quality wines enjoy worldwide fame. Connoisseurs love the distinctive flavour of Franconia’s dry, fruity wines.
Grapes have been grown in the area as far back as the Roman era. The main growing areas for Franconian’s world-famous red and white vines stretch from Aschaffenburg to Schweinfurt along the south-facing slopes of the valley of the River Main and its tributaries. Seven thousand Franconian vintners are currently producing some 500,000 hectolitres of wine per year, representing approximately six per cent of the total production across Germany’s thirteen wine growing areas.