Typical for the Franconian viticulture and for us. We are growing Silvaner on about 70 ha/172 acres. We are strongly attached to our Franconian main grape variety and are today the world’s largest Silvaner-growing wine estate.
It is true that it took us 200 years to get there, but, looking back, it was the Silvaner which introduced through its proliferation
a new sense of quality in viticulture. It has been perfectly suitable for our maritime-continental climate and gradually displaced other grape varities: the usual “field blend”. As a reliable “carrier” in the vineyard, and much appreciated by the vintners, viticulture began gradually to place an emphasis on monocepage –just as we know viticulture today.
At the Juliusspital, we like the versatility of the Silvaner. Depending on how it is tended in the vineyard, it can produce different wine styles. Moreover, it has the ability to represent the uniqueness of each individual site. We are keenly looking forward to Silvaners with a brilliant aroma and freshness and which are a joy to drink.
We are looking forward to complex and mineral wines from our exquisite sites and are proud of any “fine wine” which captivates wine-lovers all over the world with its unique character.
And the renaissance of the Silvaner is going on!