Around 200 years ago the well known German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe got addicted to the wines of the Würzburger Stein – the Würzburg “Stone Hill”. Anytime he ran out of wine bottles from there, it left him in a very unpleasant mood. For centuries the “Stein” has been the most famous vineyard in the Franconian Wine Country. On our walking tour you will see how the wine grows there, who grows it and what makes this vineyard so special.
Believe it or not: There exists a last bottle of a Stone Hill wine from the legendary vintage year 1540. It is displayed in the historic cellar of a Würzburg wine estate. As the US wine expert Hugh Johnson tasted the second last bottle of that 500 year old rarity, he commented: „That Stone Hill Wine was still alive…“