Juliusspital a winery located in Würzburg with a story dating back to 1576.
Juliusspital is based in the center of Franconia, in Würzburg. The entire Franconia region is dotted by vineyards, which gives the area a breathtaking view to anyone who pays a visit. Grown on three types of soil – red soil, limestone, and keuper, the grapes express the originality and richness of the unique wine-growing region.
The history of the Juliusspital winery was started in 1576 by Prince Bishop Julius Echter.
Today, the ancient barrel cellar is thoroughly renovated and restored into the new wine cellar
The history of the Juliusspital winery was started in 1576 by Prince Bishop Julius Echter. At that time, the estate was a hospital and hospice for senior citizens and a production lair of wines. The old barrel cellar, Fürstenbau, was the home of Julius where the wines were stored at that time. Today, the ancient barrel cellar is thoroughly renovated and restored into the new wine cellar. It is equipped with the latest technological advancements that express the hard work and dedication of current owners of Juliusspital.
Silvaner, Riesling and Scheurebe are the main cultivated grape varieties of the winery
Spread across a land of 180 hectares (almost over 100 km), the vineyards are the houses of a vast array of grapes, which include Silvaner, Riesling, and Scheurebe. In some areas, the estate also cultivates high-quality Burgundy and Rieslaner. With gentle pruning and controlled fermentation, the vines are converted into wines. The Estate delivers authentic red and white wines, along with mouth-watering rose, sparkling, and dessert wines.
The hospital as well restored with modern facility and decor. People from all over the world still pay a visit and get themselves treated. Today the medical center is surrounded by parks and natural beauty that communicate with patients and heal them.