Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg (since 1128)
The Excellency of Wine Franconia
In 1128, Bishop Embricho of Wurzburg granted the brothers John and Henry and the other members of a monastic order a plot of land in Zell for founding a monastery. With that, the work in the vineyard and in the cellar began.
Since then, the “Fürstbischöfliche Hofkeller” (Prince Bishop Court Cellar), later the “Königlich Bayerische Hofkeller” (Royal Bavarian Court Cellar) and now the Bavarian State Winery „Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg“ (State Court-Owned Wine Cellar Wurzburg) have always been in
the possession of the respective governing power.
A total of 890 years of history make them one of the oldest wineries in the world, and the passion and perfection of more than 30 generations of winegrowers make them unique.
The former residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops, built from 1720 to 1744, is one of the most important baroque palace complexes in Europe and was added to the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage in 1981. May 22nd, 2020 marked the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Würzburg Residence and this special bottle depicting the palace was created to commemorate it.