Friends of wine festivals and “Schoppen-Pfetzer” [bottle pinchers] watch out! Also this year, winemakers and winegrowers invite you to the popular events around Silvaner and other grape varieties. Because where so much revolves around wine, it’s worth celebrating. By the beginning of September, many a party is already being held around the delicious Federweiser (freshly made wine). And when the grape harvest is in full swing from the end of September until well into October, the wine festival season is also well underway. It’s not only the numerous tastings that are popular with the visitors, but also exciting wine seminars, winegrower tours and vineyard visits, which offer many interesting stories about the vineyards, wineries and viticulture.
Most wine festivals also offer culinary delicacies and popular regional specialities. Typically, the menu consists of fried sausages, tarte flambée, cheese specialities and Steckerlfisch (Spit-roasted fish). Depending on the wine festival, the winegrowers’ wives also bake cakes and offer pastries with the wine.
Almost every wine village has its own wine festival in its programme. In addition, there are, of course, events in larger towns and at individual wineries and Heckenwirtschaften (seasonal bars). From Würzburg via Volkach on the Main loop, to Iphofen and Hüttenheim. Visitors experience a true wine paradise on vineyards, small market squares and historic castle walls. To find out where and when you can enjoy the wine from the typical Franconian Bocksbeutel bottle shape in good company with live music and the best atmosphere, check out the calendar “Wine and Winemaker Festivals in Franconia”. All important dates for atmospheric Franconian wine festivals are summarised here. Whether you prefer to try out young wines, enjoy traditional wine festivals or attend mulled wine parties – there is something to suit every taste here. You are guaranteed a wonderful, convivial time.
The calendar “Wine Festivals in Franconia 2020” from Gebietsweinwerbung Frankenwein-Frankenland GmbH is available as PDF for free download.