The village of Castell lies at the eastern edge of the Franconia wine region. The village boasts the first official planting of the Silvaner grape, as far back as 1659, and today the variety makes up just less than half of the village’s grape cultivation. It is famed for the small VDP Grosse Lage of Schlossberg.
The small village of Escherndorf has a viticultural history dating back 1000 years. Silvaner and Riesling are well suited to the steep clay and limestone slopes that curve into a natural amphitheatre and follow the arc of the River Main. The village is best known for its VDP Grosse Lage site of Am Lumpen 1655 which produces a number of exceptional dry Grosses Gewächs wines.
The baroque festival town of Würzburg is the most important winemaking centre in Franconia. Some of the region’s most famous vineyard names surround the town, including the VDP Grosse Lage Stein-Berg, the source of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe‘s favourite wines.