The winery is located in the city Würzburg in the German growing area Franconia, It was built in 1576 by Prince-Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn (1545-1617) on the model of Hospices de Beaune founded. He acquired for this purpose the "Jewish garden" outside the old city. The prince-bishop gave his foundation enough to cover the tasks during his lifetime sufficient income and extensive land ownership, including vineyards, including in the world famous Würzburg stone, also extensive agricultural and forestry possessions belonged. To this day, a nursing home, a hospice, two palliative wards, a nursing school and other welfare institutions are maintained. The endowment task of the health care provider was taken over at the beginning of 2017 by Klinikum Würzburg Mitte. Built in 1699 by Antonio Petrini 250 meters long basement corridor is the longest wooden barrel cellar in Germany and lined with 220 oak barrels. There is the in-house wine shop "Weineck Julius Echter" opposite the main entrance of the Juliusspital. The administrator is Dipl. Ing. Agr. Horst Kolesch, and the winemaker Dipl. Oenologist Nicolas Frauer and Helmut Klüpfel.
The vineyards cover about 180 hectares of vineyards and are distributed throughout Franconia in the following municipalities: Bürgstadt mit Main hell; Dettelbach with Mountain Rondell; Escherndorf with bounder; Iphofen with canon and Julius-Echter-Berg; Randersacker with Pfülben and Teufelskeller; Rödelsee with Küchenmeister; Thungersheim with Johannisberg; Volkach with Carthusian; as well as Würzburg with Abtsleite, Fortress look in monopoly, Inner bar. Pfaffenberg and stone, The monastery Vogelsburg was maintained by Augustinian nuns and passed in 2011 with the vineyards to the Foundation Juliusspital. It will be the white wine varieties Sylvaner. Riesling. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Pinot Gris ( Pinot Gris ), as well as red wines with mainly Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), and also Domina and others cultivated. After fermentation store the wines for a long time on the lees, The maturation is combined in stainless steel tanks and in some over one hundred years old large oak barrels. Of the three hectares of vines of Vogelsburger gate will also Organic wines produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).