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Wurzburg Wine

The coat of arms of Wurzburg

At the geographical and political heart of Franken is the city of Würzburg. It is a city steeped in majestic and traumatic history, having been the site of numerous revolts and invasions, and the devastation of WW2. In 1945 90% of the city was destroyed by an incendiary air raid, though many of the original buildings have been laboriously restored to their former appearance. One such reconstruction, Würzburg Residenz (Würzburg Residence), was awarded world heritage status in 1981. The restoration was not completed until 1987, and in many ways it embodies the locals’ resilient spirit.

Stationed on the imposing Leistenberg hill is Festung Marienberg (Fortress Marienberg). The site was in use as a Celtic fortification as early as 1000 BC, and became the residence of the prince-bishops from 1261 to 1720. It is now the symbol of Würzburg, and below its steep stone walls is the Erste Lage vineyard of Innere Leiste. The vineyard stretches one mile (1.6km) from west to east in a steep valley before it dog-legs to the north on the banks of the Main river. The predominantly south-facing orientation offers favourable sun exposure as well as protection from the elements further up the valley.

The most acclaimed vineyard in Würzburg, and perhaps all of Franken, is Würzburger Stein. This famous Erste Lage site is best known for its Silvaner, but Riesling and Weissburgunder are also present. The entire slope spans for nearly two miles (3.2km) and forms a natural border to the northern edge of the city. Stein is south-facing and may be further partitioned into two smaller sub-sites: Stein Hagemann and Stein-Harfe. The so-called crown jewel of Würzburg is Stein-Harfe, the broadest portion of the vineyard at the eastern extremity. The name Harfe (harp) is in reference to the rows of vines that are said to be so elegant as to represent the strings on a harp. The protection of the forest ridge allows Riesling to ripen fully here, a quality not shared by many other vineyards in Franken.

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We found 76 wines produced in this region.
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Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Silvaner $32 39984
Staatlicher Hofkeller Wurzburg Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Kabinett Trocken, Wurzburg, Germany Silvaner $13 56848
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Riesling $15 61448
Juliusspital Wurzburger Abtsleite Silvaner Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Silvaner $11 72420
Staatlicher Hofkeller Wurzburg Wurzburger Stein Riesling Kabinett, Franken, Germany Riesling $11 77693
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Bacchus Kabinett, Franken, Germany Bacchus $10 79137
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Grosses Gewachs Trocken, Franken, Germany Silvaner $25 79137
Juliusspital Wurzburg Scheurebe QbA, Franken, Germany Scheurebe $11 85801
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Franken, Germany Riesling $35 85801
Weingut am Stein Ludwig Knoll Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Kabinett, Franken, Germany Silvaner $11 89613
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Silvaner $13 91633
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Stein Riesling Beerenauslese, Franken, Germany Riesling $159 114354
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Stein Blaufrankisch Qba Trocken, Franken, Germany Blaufrankisch (Lemberger) $15 118392
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Kabinett, Franken, Germany Silvaner $13 118392
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Riesling Trocken, Franken, Germany Riesling $17 122923
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Stein Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Riesling $15 128076
Juliusspital Wurzburger Abtsleite Muller-Thurgau, Franken, Germany Muller-Thurgau $10 128076
Juliusspital Wurzburger Cuvee Rot QbA Trocken, Franken, Germany N/A $11 128076
Juliusspital Wurzburger Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Riesling $11 128076
Juliusspital Wurzburger Spatburgunder QbA Trocken, Franken, Germany Pinot Noir $17 128076
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Abstleite Silvaner Qba Trocken, Franken, Germany Silvaner $11 148519
Burgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wurzburger Stein-Harfe Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese Goldkapsel, Franken, Germany Scheurebe $203 148519
Juliusspital Wurzburger Abtsleite Muskateller Kabinett, Franken, Germany Muscat $17 148519
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Silvaner Trockenbeerenauslese, Franken, Germany Silvaner $135 148519
Juliusspital Wurzburger Stein Weissburgunder Kabinett Trocken, Franken, Germany Pinot Blanc $13 148519
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