The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Iphofen (area Steigerwald ) in the German growing area Franconia, The company has been family-owned since 1630. After the Second World War (1939-1945), the foundation stone for today's estate was laid by Hans Wirsching. He was largely responsible for the fact that the best Iphöfer location was named Julius-Echter-Berg. From the year 1966, the 14th generation of Dr. Heinrich Wirsching and his brother Hans expanded into a leading company. Andrea Wirsching is now managing the business and her sister Lena will continue to lead the women. As operations manager, Uwe Matheus, as cellar master Dr. Klaus-Peter Heigel responsible.
The vineyards cover 90 hectares of vineyards at the foot of the Schwanberg in individual layers Julius-Echter-Berg. calf. Kronsberg and Mönchshütte (Iphofen). You are with the white wines Sylvaner (40%), Riesling, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Bacchus. Müller-Thurgau. Scheurebe and Gewurztraminer, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Blue Portuguese and Dornfelder planted. In 1952, Hans Wirsching planted one of the first Scheureben in Franconia on the Kronsberg. Since then the winery has been an expert in this grape variety. Consistently natural, environmentally friendly viticulture is practiced. By taking appropriate measures such as thin out are used to increase quality yield greatly reduced.
The wide range of products is according to the VDP classification model divided into the four stages Large Plants, First Layers, Local Wines and Estate Wines. The grapes harvested with selective hand picking are carefully processed. The aim is wines with freshness and liveliness, as well as vintage and grape character. The winery is a specialist in Franconian dry Wines. The white wines are matured in stainless steel tank, the red wines mature for the most part in the old vaulted cellar large wooden barrel, A small part of the white and red wines are also made in French barriques expanded.
Since 2016, experience with the partner winery "Kishor" in the western Galilee has been part of the "TWIN-WINERY" initiative Israel replaced. In this context, since 2016 kosher Silvaner produces. Sparkling wines, bottle-fermented sparkling wines and fine spirits (Trester, Mirabelle, WIRGIN) are also produced. The annual production includes around 600,000 bottles of wine. The winery is a member of the association German barrique forum and in VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).