The Franconian wine-growing region begins directly after Bad Brückenau

For centuries, the famous Franconian wines have been thriving on the southern edge of the Rhön region. Hammelburg, about 23 kilometres from Bad Brückenau State Spa, is the oldest wine town in Franconia and the centre of the Franconian section of the Saale. Whether Silvaner, which hardly thrives so typically in any other region and which is suitable for practically any occasion, or a Müller-Thurgau with its youthful freshness and moderate acidity, or rather a bouquet-rich Bacchus, which is also influenced by the special micro-climate in the valley of the Saale. “The year 2012 will be an average to above-average year for wine, if the weather is still as well-disposed in the autumn”, says Matthias Büttner of the Castle Winery in Hammelburg with conviction.
FRANCONIA’S WINE DRINKERS The character of Franconian wines can be tasted in the rustic wooden barrel cellar in the centre of Hammelburg, in the baroque Castle Winery (Red Castle). Stories from the region are told to go with the high-quality wines from local slopes: “… and on Fridays we go to the winemaker’s cellar!” the Hammelburg wine drinkers used to sing. This tradition has continued right up until today, and so the doors open for a cosy round of wines in the winemaker’s cellar or in the rustic “Heckenwirtschaften” (seasonal wine rooms).


Why not drop in, for a delicious experience at any time of the year …

Weingut Schloss Saaleck
Wine shop: Mon.-Fri. 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm, Sat. 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Wine tasting and walks through the vineyards by arrangement

Winzerkeller Hammelburg, Kellereischloss
“Heckenwirtschaft”: Drink your wine standing up in the historical wooden barrel cellar (in the inner courtyard in summer) every Fri. from 8.00 pm, open all year round
Wine shop: Mon. – Fri. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Sat. 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wine tasting for up to 150 persons by arrangement

Weingut Peter Plewe
“Heckenwirtschaft”: Fri. – Sat. from 6.00 pm or by arrangement, open all year round
Wine tasting from 10 persons, by arrangement


Berhard Gößmann-Schmitt invites you to follow the footsteps of the Queen on a hike through the Ramsthal vineyards, group price €50.00, Tel. 0 97 04 / 16 28

Come on – let me show you my wine village
How much work is there in a glass of wine? Find out the answer on a tour through the vineyards of Ramsthal. Tel. 0 97 04 / 60 11 40