Picturesque grapevine-covered hillsides, castles, palaces and caves hidden in the landscape, plus medieval towns and cities: the nature and culture of Franconia attract many visitors to the north of Bavaria.
The wine-growing heart of Bavaria beats in Franconia: its famous “Bocksbeutel” wine bottle and its prized quality wines are well known around the world. Wine connoisseurs love the distinctive fruity but dry Franconian wines. Over 6,000 hectares of picturesque vineyards supply some of the best white wines ever made, while the red wines of the region are highly sought-after specialities. The taste is only part of the experience, along with the cosy wine cellars, tasting rooms and convivial wine festivals.
Day 1: Arrival in Volkach
Upon arrival in Volkach, a small town within the Franconian wine region, close to the Residence town of Wuerzburg, check-in to Sonnenhotel Weingut Römmert.
Gourmets and wine lovers will find an extraordinary vacation domicile in the Sonnenhotel Weingut Römmert in Volkach. It is located at the foot of the Franconian vineyards vis-à-vis the over 100-year-old Römmert winery. The wine hotel is equipped with unique and stylish rooms with balcony, where tradition and modernity meet enjoyment and regionality. Relax in the wellness area with indoor and outdoor pool.
In the afternoon visit the Wein Estate and Weinwelt/WeinWorld Römmert, just opposite the hotel. You can just stroll around, visit the Vinotheque or attend a guided tour with wine tasting. Experience wine, directly where it is created.
Opening hours Vinotheque: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun and Public Holiday: 9am-4pm.
Guided tours (german only) of Weinworld Rommert (18 Euros pp, not included): Mon-Sat: 4 pm; Sun and Public Holidays: 2pm
In the evening local typical Franconian wines, a Silvaner or a Riesling will be served to you at sunset on the hotel terrace (not included).
Day 2: Wine & Design Tour
Would you like to discover Franconian wine “at home” around the River Main Loop? You will find out all about it on a Wine and Design Tour with wine tastings and visits to private wineries, wine growers, cooperatives and vinotheques. Franconian wine’s “homes” from historic to ultramodern!.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, meet your local wine specialist Martina.
Your first highlight of the day: a panoramic round trip along the River Main Loop. Your tour guide will show you the river meander which forms the Loop of the Main, explaining why for many centuries high-quality wines have been made from the grapes grown here on the steep slopes under favourable climatic conditions.
En route you will hear all about the wine villages Sommerach and Nordheim, followed by a crossing with the small Main ferry to Escherndorf. Visit a private winery with outstanding architecture and enjoy a wine tasting. Afterwards, discover the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard area and learn some insider facts. Drive to the Hundertwasser winery and hear about the artist, the philosophy of the winery and architectural style (outside visit).
See the Vogelsburg Castle with fantastic views and enjoy a wine tasting on the panoramic plateau of this unique, historic location. Martina will give you background information about its history, geography and spiritual heritage.
Continue the trip to the small Franconian town of Volkach and stroll along the newly-styled Main Street. Your small “Vinotheque Tour” will take you to a modern vinotheque in the Old Town where you will taste one wine sample. End the tour in the wine bar “Fahr Away”, furnished in a hip vintage look. Enjoy a Tapas menu, with a tasting of two wines.
Spend the remainder of the day in Volkach, at your hotel or enjoy some more sightseeing in Volkach.
Day 3: Departure
After breakfast, you will check-out.
If your travel schedule permits, a morning sightseeing tour of Wuerzburg and its UNESCO World Heritage, Residence Palace, can be arranged. Please get in touch here.
- Trip to Vogelsburg Castle and wine tasting on the plateau
- Crossing with the small Main ferry to Escherndorf
- Panoramic tour along River Main Loop
- Private local guide (wine specialist)
- Visit to Hundertwasser winery, information about the artist, philosophy and architectural style
- Visit to a modern vinotheque in Volkach and wine tasting
- Visit to wine bar “Fahr Away” in Volkach, tapas menu and tasting of 2 wines
- 2-nights accommodation at 4-star Sonnenhotel Weingut Römmert (double occupancy)
- Transportation in VIP minivan
- Pick-up and drop-off in Volkach
- Visit of a private winery with outstanding architecture and wine tasting
- Wine and design tour
- Taxi or tickets public transportation to or from hotel