Viticulture since 1630

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

Who we are

Franconian dry

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

Grape Varieties

From best vineyards

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

Our vineyards

Awarded

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

Awards & Press Reviews

Experience tradition

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

Courtyard and Vinotheque

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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News

20.05.2022

3x Gold at International Wine Challenge 2022

Our 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Riesling GG has been very succesful at the International Wine Challenge 2022: It was awarded “German White Trophy” and “International Riesling Trophy” (96/100 points). Moreover, our oenologist Dr. Klaus-Peter Heigel is shortlisted “White Wine Maker of the Year 2022”. The International Wine Challenge, the world’s most influential, impartial and rigorously judged wine competition.

>> see results here

14.12.2021

Phantastic Ratings by Robert Parker‘s Wine Advocate

94 p: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG
94 p: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG
94 p: 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Riesling GG
94 p: 2019 Sister.Act Silvaner
93 p:
2019 Iphöfer Kammer Silvaner GG
92 p: 2019 Sister.Act Riesling
92 p: 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner VDP.ERSTE LAGE
92 p: 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling VDP.ERSTE LAGE
91 p: 2020 Iphöfer Silvaner VDP.ORTSWEIN

14.09.2021

Great GG-Ratings by James Suckling

The famous US wine critic (Wine Spectator)James Suckling tasted our 2019 Grand Crus:

US TOP 100 WINES OF GERMANY: 95/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG
“A stunning dry Riesling from a region rarely associated with this grape. Intensely herbal nose with so much bergamot and mirabelle fruit that drags you onto the concentrated and tense palate where there’s so much energy. Very long finish with so much mineral and herbal freshness.”


94
/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG
“A powerful and expressive Franken silvaner with fragrant pineapple and sweet tropical-flower aromas, plus tons of mineral freshness on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Long, ripe finish that’s beautifully balanced and already has a Burgundian feel to it. Very good aging potential.”


93
/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Riesling GG
“The ripe-pineapple aroma pulls you into this generous and juicy dry riesling that’s got ample substance and lovely freshness. Long and powerful finish with some earthy complexitiy.”


92
/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Silvaner GG
“I really like the intense lemon-curd and caramelized-pear character of this dry silvaner.”

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Press Reviews

SCHWEIZERISCHE WEINZEITUNG
“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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