A Historical Winery Run by the Sixth Generation of Winemakers
Surrounded by the charming Einersheimer Tor in the east, Ilmbacher Hof is an ancient winery located on the Herrengraben in Iphofen. Framed by the beautiful city wall, wrapping around the winery, it offers a romantic flair that will leave you mesmerized. Here, tourists can enjoy the traditional and modern aspects of wine production. Today, Ilmbacher proudly produces top-quality red, white, rose, and sparkling wines within the finest appellation of Franken.
Rich Winemaking History of the Fröhlich Family
Initially operated by the Carthusian monastery monks, the sixth generation of the Fröhlich family run the winery today. The monks started the wine production in Weingut Ilmbacher Hof in 1742, which was later acquired by the Fröhlich family’s ancestors in 1803. Later, Gerhard Fröhlich and wife Hildegard, the fifth generation members, renovated the ancient building and the cellar into a modern wine estate. Today, Gerhard’s son, Thomas Fröhlich, handles all the winery functions, supported by his wife, Andrea, and younger brother. Respecting nature, the family cultivates top-class Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, and Scheurebe.
Tourist Accommodation in a Romantic Panorma
Weingut Ilmbacher Hof consists of two holiday apartments, The Owl Tower and Schwanbergblick, occupying the first and second floor of the manor house. Both suites are certified with three stars and equipped with modern amenities, such as Digital TVs, WiFi, Wine Fridges, kitchens, and large living and dining areas. Through the windows, guests can have a 360-degree view of the lush countryside.