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The German growing area Franconia used to be in the three main triangle areas, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 large layers and 216 individual layers. In November 2011 a new regulation was decided by the members of the Franconian Wine Association. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. In the medium to long term, these will also replace the 23 large locations. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, which they had lost for a long time. Before this change, the following description applied to the Main Triangle area:

Main - course of the river with the Main Triangle and Mainviereck

By far the largest Franconian area triangle is in the center of the cultivation area and covers almost 4,200 hectares of vineyards. He is after that by the curving barrel of the Mains formed landscape in the form of a triangle on the top open to the top between Schweinfurt, Ochsenfurt and Gemünden. The majority of the vineyards extend along the V-shaped main loop. The section of the Tauber valley between Klingen and Tauberrettersheim, as well as the region of the Franconian Saale, 30 kilometers from the Main. A special feature is the “wine island” with Sommerach and Nordheim that was created by human influence. Shell limestone predominates as the soil type. Most common varieties are Müller-Thurgau. Sylvaner. Bacchus and Riesling, The area is divided into the 12 major locations Burg, Engelsberg, Ewig Leben, Hofrat, Honigberg, Kirchberg, Marienberg, Margrave Babenberg, Ölspiel, Ravensburg, Roßtal u. Articulated Devil's Gate.

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