The Land of Silvaner and the Bocksbeutel

By Lucie Robson

Updated June 3, 2021 05:30 am

Famous for the ancient variety Silvaner, which boasts concentrated fruit and earthy qualities and is produced in sweet and dry styles, Franken is an iconic wine region located along the Main. Soils are rich and varied owing to unique geology, the landscape is impressive, and even its bottles are one-off! Indeed, this is the land of the Bocksbeutel, the unmistakable flattened ellipsoid shape that stands out on any shelf, making it easy to identify wines from this region. Franken also produces Riesling and wines from the Pinot family and viniculture is focused on white wine. Cheers!