Single location in the municipality Volkach (area Maindreieck) in the German growing area Franconia, The name derives from an incident in the Thirty Years' War, when the Swedes conquered and encamped Volkach. They told the Volksach councilmen that the city would be spared if one of the councilors had a drink with the Swede guide and then could make his playmate happy. The councilmen looked in the inn "Zur Schwane" for the most hard-drinking citizens and pulled him a councilor costume. This then done everything to complete satisfaction. Since then the vineyard is called "Ratsherr".
The south-facing vineyards 200 meters above sea level with 10 to 50% slope cover 160 hectares of vineyards on skeletal shell limestone with sandy loam top layer. It is due to the eminent size to a very uneven location. Here, especially the grape varieties Silvaner, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc are cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Brown Heinz. Erhard Walter. Max Muller I. Römmert. Zang Otmar and To the swan,