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Franken lies some 65 km/40 miles east of the Rhine, in Bavaria, with most of its vineyards planted on the hilly slopes lining the Main River and its tributaries.
Würzburg is home of the famed vineyard Stein, which gave rise to the generic term Steinwein, formerly used to denote all Franken wines. Fuller-
Red wine grapes thrive in the western portion of the region between Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg.The finest Franken wines are traditionally bottled in a Bocksbeutel, a squat green or brown flagon with a round body which lends considerable recognition value to the region's wines.
East of Frankfurt on the south-
Major town(s): Würzburg.
Continental, with warm, dry summers and cold winters.
Weathered, primitive rock and colored sandstone in the Spessart Hills north of Miltenberg. Shell-
Vineyard area (2003):
6,005 ha / 14,838 acres · 3 districts · 23 collective vineyard sites · 200+ individual sites
Grape varieties [white 85.6% · red 14.4%] (2003):
The regional cooperative cellars in Kitzingen and smaller cooperatives produce and market about 40% of the region's wine, the remainder is handled by private and state-
Signposted routes through wine country:
There is no officially signposted Franconian Wine Road. The Romantic Road (driving) passes through the Franconian portion of the Tauber Valley, and the Main-