Viticulture since 1630

In our wine estate, four centuries of winegrowing tradition meet modern technology and the highest quality standards.

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Franconian dry

Silvaner and Riesling are our flagships, but Scheurebe, Pinots and red wines are also part of our diverse range of wines.

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From best vineyards

Julius-Echter Berg, Kronsberg and Iphöfer Kalb – discover our most renowned vineyards.

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Our wines have already been awarded numerous
national and international prizes.

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Visit our old wine cellar and discover rarities from the treasure chamber.

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Weingut Hans Wirsching – Viticulture since 1630

Welcome to the Home of Silvaner

„Franconia is our home and our identity. On the slopes of the Schwanberg, we accompany our vines as they bring heaven and earth together in their grapes, which we transform into distinctive wines in the cellar.”

Drinking wine is not only a brief moment of pleasure; it is an attitude to life. Like music or art, wine can inspire, surprise, awaken joy. Our ancestors’ attitude to life was already appreciated when they started growing wine in the 17th century. With passion and hard work, successive generations of the Wirsching family have succeeded in creating wines of exceptional elegance, clarity and expressiveness, which today receive international awards.

We owe this success to our outstanding team and the exceptional soils around the Schwanberg in Iphofen. Our almost 90 hectares of vineyards stand predominantly on gypsum keuper, formed in the lagoons of the dinosaur age and full of plant minerals. This unique terroir shapes our wines with its herbaceousness and richness, especially true of our Silvaner wines, which have become our trademark and are typical of the Franconian region. In addition to the Silvaners, our Scheurebe wines and Rieslings are also among the estate’s flagships – and with our innovative blends, wood barrel-aged Pinot varieties and multi-award-winning sweet wines, we prove that there is much more to us.

We look forward to your visit!

Your Wirsching family.

 

The Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg. One of the most renowned vineyards in Franconia.

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14.11.2022

trinkmag.com: Passion for Silvaner

Paula and Valerie of trinkmag.com visited Andrea Wirsching and were delighted with our Silvaner wines: “Even a short conversation with Wirsching is a masterclass in Silvaner appreciation. Over the last decade, renewed dedication among growers throughout her home region of Franken has effected a serious revival for the variety.”

>> read complete article here
>> read more about Franconia here: Franken – Germany’s most underrated region

28.09.2022

OCTOBER 20-22 : NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE

Andrea Wirsching is invited to present the 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG at the Wine Experience in New York. This puts our wine next to the 230 most famous wines in the world, it’s just not quite as as expensive.

Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience 2022 (Oct. 20-22) is a celebration of great wine. Over the course of three days, attendees taste an exciting variety of wines with the world’s best vintners, including top scoring bottling and rare older vintages. 

The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, such as our GG: “Speaking of rare birds, the white variety Sylvaner is one that even those of us who taste wine for a living don’t frequently encounter. Most come from Germany, a country that doesn’t get the love and attention it deserves from American wine drinkers, IMHO. This year, Hans Wirsching, a fantastic producer from the Franken region, will be pouring the estate’s 90-point 2019 Silvaner Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg GG (the “GG” means a wine is dry and from a grand cru vineyard), which has a fascinating combination of concentration and austere minerality.” (Kristen Bieler)

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17.08.2022

GREAT SUCCESS AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

These are our latest results at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022:
97 p. / Platinium Medal: 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Gewürztraminer Trockenbeerenauslese:
“Aromatic, and true to the varietal character, with rose water, Turkish delight, fresh grapes, and lychee with hints of Oriental spices. The palate shows opulent sweetness, yet is balanced by a noble acidity. A peacock’s tail in the glass brings vibrancy, depth, colour, and constant evolution to the reverberating finish.”
96 p. / Gold Medal: 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese
96 p. / Gold Medal: 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Beerenauslese

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“Nowhere is the density of excellent Silvaner greater than in Franconia. The vines are planted in the best locations and produce a dry white wine that goes excellently with food. State of the art are the bottlings of the Hans Wirsching winery in Iphofen.”

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