This bottle not only cradles itself so wonderfully in your hand while pouring, but it does not need too much space in the fridge and if it topples over, it will not roll off the table as easily as other bottles.
The Bocksbeutel is well-known in the world, at least among wine-lovers. For centuries it has been a symbol for Franconian wine. A lot has been written about its origins, but at last no one knows exactly where this strangely-shaped bottle originally came from.
Was it inspired by vessels made of clay, leather or glass or does it literally mean testicles of a billy goat? Maybe the wine-growing Benedictines in Kitzingen, who carried in the “Bookesbeutel” (a small bag for the Bible) instead of the Holy Scripture something liquid…who knows?
The deed of foundation of the Juliusspital (1576) already shows a Bocksbeutel. This Bocksbeutel is the first depiction of a Franconian bottle in a document. We received for this depiction the “Höhepunkt Deutscher Weinkultur” award.
Franconians are well-known for being stubborn. They have stuck to this bottle and now the Bocksbeutel is protected by trademark throughout Europe. We will never stop striving to preserve the high quality of the Bocksbeutel and its precious content. It was the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who praised the Bocksbeutel : “Too bad that you can’t pet this wine”.