Schloss Hallburg wine estate

Schloss Hallburg wine estate and vineyards, Franconia

Franken shown from its sunniest side: Schloss Hallburg. The castle is situated approximately two kilometres from the town of Volkach, in the heart of the picturesque Franconian region and is surrounded by extensive vineyards. Historical records first mention the castle as early as 1284. The estate includes 30 ha of vineyards, which strech out in the Main valley and are planted with typical grape varieties for that region: Silvaner, Riesling, Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau, Traminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Since 1984 the Hallburg castle estate has been expertly run and managed by Georg Hünnerkopf.

 

Schloss Hallburg wine estate and vineyards, Franconia

The slopes belonging to Schloss Hallburg are owned exclusively by the wine estate and are planted with Riesling and Silvaner grapes. Protected from the elements by forestry and stone walls, this is the birthplace of the estate's vintage wines. The slopes point southwards and enjoy almost Mediterranean climate.

 

In winegrowing, the regional and local climates throughout the year, the type of ground, its water storing capacity and the alignment and angle of the slope, all play a significant role in determining the quality of the end product. Only those locations which profit from an optimum interplay of these factors can produce excellent quality wines. The Franconian region has been appreciated for its wine-making industry for many centuries and awareness has long grown in the branch for this age-old development of the very best sites, with outstanding conditions and products. The slopes belonging to Schloss Hallburg form one of these special sites.

 

The Graf von Schönborn wine estate Schloss Hallburg is bordered on the north-west by the meandering Main river and to the east by a canal. The surrounding towns of Hallburg, Nordheim and Sommerach therefore form a triangular region which is flanked by water, creating an "island" of quality wine-making right in the heart of Franconia. The wine growers are rightly proud of their red and white cuvée, for which they have set their own quality standard. The wines from this insular region are also appreciated for their uncomplicated purity and inviting freshness: invigorating whites and sensuously velvety reds.