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Ilmbacher Hof

The estate is located in the municipality of Iphofen (Steigerwald area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The main house with the historic vaulted cellar was built around 1650. In 1742 the Carthusian monks acquired the estate for the production of their wine, which remained in their possession until 1803. The property was then bought by the Fröhlich family, who are now the sixth generation to manage it. The winery is located directly on the Herrengraben, the historic, fully preserved rampart and weir system of Iphofen. Apartments are also rented out. After training as a winemaker and studying business administration, the company is managed by Thomas Fröhlich and his wife Andrea.

The vineyards cover 4.5 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Julius-Echter-Berg. calf and Kronsberg (Iphofen), as well Küchenmeister (Rödelsee). They are planted with the white varieties Silvaner, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Bacchus and Kerner, as well as with the red varieties Regent and Domina. The premium wines include Alte Reben Silvaner, the "Freigeist Silvaner" matured in wooden barrels for one year and the red wine "Red Carthusian" (dominatrix) aged in barrels. Bottle-fermented sparkling wine, Secco (sparkling wine), Rotling, Plum brandy and. Grape juice produced.

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