Weingut Alte Grafschaft

Wineproduction since 1594, located in Franconia on the Border to Baden. Handmade Wines from very old Vineyards

About the winery
The Winery is situated on the Bavarian Side of the River Main, with a view of the castle of Wertheim, directly opposite to the mouth of the River Tauber. The two best steep Vineyards of the former County of Wertheim belong today to the Winery: The Kaffelstein in the Main Valley and the Satzenberg in the Tauber Valley. In these two Vineyards we can`t use any kind of machinery. The Challenge is very high as we need much more hours per hectar than ordinary vineyards. But we believe in the very personal character & terroir of these very old vineyards, which is shown in the wines. Awarded the Discovery of the Year by Gault & Millau Wine Guide in 2014, we are respectedtoday by the press for porducing very serious Wines. We have best references in a lot of Michelin Stars honoured Restaurants in Germany, Switzerland and even France...

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Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 15:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 15:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 15:00Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00Friday: 09:00 - 15:00Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00Friday: 09:00 - 18:00Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
Events / Weddings
English, French, German
Children friendly
Disabled access
Wines produced
Spielmann Pinot Noir, Satzenberg Weissburgunder, Satzenberg Mauerriesling, Kaffelstein Riesling, Kaffelstein Spätburgunder, Wertheimer Alter Satz, Wertheimer Sonnenberg, FASS 3,
Grape varieties
Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Silvaner, WeissburgunderPinot Noir, Spätburgunder
History & Geography
Today the Winery is ruled by Wine-Idealists Norbert Spielmann & Christoph Dinkel. This time-honoured Estate was built by Peter Herrschaft in 1594, a succesfull wine merchant at this time. After Peter Herrschaft, the Earls from Wertheim, who were living in the castle, took over the Estate,which has been running in Kreuzwertheim for over 400Years. In 1630 the owners digged an extra cellar for the Wines of the swedish Soldiers. This Cellar was visited by the King Gustav Adolf in 1631 during the 30year war.End of the 18th Century the famous german Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a great promoter and Lover of the Wines from Wertheim, that were shipped along the Rivers Main and Rhine down to the Netherlands. In 1806 the old county of Wertheim was partitioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and shared between Baden and Bavaria with the River Main defined as the border. After another Cellar built in 1884, the Cellar was complete with 700qm² in the 1950ies.
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