Hallburg Castle Hill
Hallburger Schlossberg (also Schloßberg ) is one of the most famous vineyards in the Franconian growing region . The 5- hectare site is located in the district of Volkach on the corridors of the Hallburg district in the Lower Franconian district of Kitzingen .
Geographical location and geology
The Hallburger Schlossberg vineyard is located on the Main in the far northeast of the so-called Wine Island . In the north, the nature reserve Wald an der Hallburg adjoins the location and to the southeast is Hallburg Castle . The vineyard is surrounded by a high quarry stone wall that leads to the orchards planted on the opposite slope and the Hallburg estate. In contrast to most of the surrounding areas, the Schlossberg vineyard does not have large vineyards , which means that, in contrast to the large Kirchberg vineyards surrounding it, the wine is grown in a much smaller and more limited area. Nevertheless, the location is part of the Volkacher Mainschleife area .
The vineyards face south or southwest. The Schlossberg reaches a height of 190 to 235 m above sea level. NN m with a slope of 30 to 50%. The soils of the weathered Keuper shape the terroir on which the wine is grown. A thin layer of humus together with the Keuper ensures good water storage. The location in the narrow Main Valley guarantees consistently high temperatures and an almost Mediterranean climate. There, vines of the Silvaner , Müller-Thurgau and Burgunder varieties grow on a total of 5 hectares.
Today's vineyard area used to belong to Hallburg Castle, the curtain wall still provides information about this . The castle complex probably lost its former size in the 17th century, only the residential building from the 16th century and the attached keep remained . Originally there was probably no viticulture around the castle, instead the respective owners of the Hallburg grazed the sheep for their breeding around the fortifications. The Hallburg estate, now the seat of the winery , was first built for sheep breeding in the 18th century.
In 1806, however, the new owners of the castle, the Counts of Schönborn , began to plant the area with wine. At times the location took up an area of 15 hectares . At first the wine was only sold as "Hallburger", later it was renamed "Schloßberg Hallburg". The manor near Hallburg has been managed by Georg Hünnerkopf on behalf of the Counts of Schönborn since 1984.
The site is managed exclusively by the Graf von Schönborn winery , which is based in the nearby Hallburg estate. The Schlossberg was classified as the first location by the Association of German Predicate and Quality Wineries .
- Hans Bauer: District of Kitzingen. An art and culture guide . Market wide 1993.
- David Brinkmann: Halburg Castle and its residents. With an appendix of Halburg sagas and a map of the surroundings of Volkach with Halburg Castle . Wuerzburg 1929.
- Barbara Holtz: The vineyard names in the Kitzingen district . In: Andreas Pampuch (Hrsg.): Nature and landscape of the district of Kitzingen II. Volume . Kitzingen 1981. pp. 124-160.
- Franz Pfrang: The history of viticulture on the Main loop . In: Ute Feuerbach (Ed.): Our Main Loop. 1978-1992 . Volkach 2008. pp. 23-28.
- Vineyard info: Exact outline of the location
- VDP-Franken: Lagentexte , PDF file, p. 13, accessed on June 23, 2018.
- Bauer, Hans: District of Kitzingen . P. 190.
- Brinkmann, David: Halburg Castle and its residents . P. 79 f.
- Pfrang, Franz: The history of viticulture on the Main loop . P. 27.
- Holtz, Barbara: The vineyard names in the district of Kitzingen . P. 141.
- Schönborn: Weingut Hallburg ( Memento of the original from November 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 23, 2018.