Staatlicher Hofkeller Winery – the 30th Generation of German Winemaking
Surrounded by beautiful green landscapes, Staatlicher Hofkeller Winery is based in the Franconia territory of Germany. The estate’s vineyards are stretched over a land of 120 hectares, cultivated by conventional viticulture practices – combined with innovative techniques of grape cultivation.
Preserving over 890 years of long history, today, the 30th generation runs the operations of Staatlicher Hofkeller Winery.
One of the Oldest Wineries in the World
Preserving over 890 years of long history, today, the 30th generation of the winemakers handles all the estate’s operations and management. Staatlicher Hofkeller Wuerzburg is one of the oldest wineries in the world. Today, the estate produces its wines within the historic wine cellar’s landmark walls, equipped with uncountable wooden oak barrels.
Main Grapes Grown at the Winery
A broad array of grape varieties are grown on the viticulture land of Staatlicher Hofkeller Winery. They include world-class Silvaner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir. These grapes are later used to produce rich-quality red and white wines, together with high-end sparkling wines. The basement consists of several vaults, where the winery organizes various wine tasting events for their guests. There are multiple doors to this massive underground cellar that connect one to another. The cellar has a dedicated space for barrels, tasting, and bottling, along with various other small rooms.
Enclosed by blossoming gardens, the winemaking family’s residence is a worth visiting historical structure around Europe. Started in 1720 and completed in 1744, the building was the house of prince bishops. You can also discover the renovation done by the present owner of the palace. Today, the courtyard church, paintings, and furniture reveal the lifestyle of Würzburg at that time. You can also let yourself be charmed by panoramic gardens and water basins around the palace.