Fact File

Weinlese - HistorischThe grapes are gathered by hand as it was done by our ancestors to guarantee
that only first class gathered grapes will be made to wine.

Lorenzkellerei – the Winery

  • Family enterprise since 1795
  • origin of name: naming after Lorenz (2nd christian name of Herbert Lorenz Straub) + the German word for winery – "Kellerei"
  • in 1997 taken over by his son Lothar Straub

The Winedresser

  • Lothar Straub, born in 1969 - Dipl. Ing. Viniculture & Oenology
  • apprenticeship as a cellarman at the Hofkeller in Würzburg
  • studies of viniculture & oenology in Geisenheim

Cultivation Area / Region

  • The cultivation area for vines in Franconia comprises 14,927.9 acres of vineyards and is therefore the 6th largest in Germany
  • Total cultivation area for vines in Germany: 256,994.4 acres
  • Valley of the river Main


  • Großheubacher Bischofsberg (partly terraced)
  • Klingenberger Schlossberg (completely terraced)
  • Rücker Schalk


  • Soil of new red sandstone. The slopes along the river Main with their sunny terraces of new red sandstone – that is where our grapes mature. The soil of new red sandstone in our region - with its capacity to be warmed up easily- is highly appropriate for red wine. Traditionally our red wines are solely cultivated in oak casks.

Sort of vines

  • 60% red wine and 40% white wine
  • Spätburgunder, Portugieser, Dornfelder, Domina, St. Laurent, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Kerner, Weissburgunder, Bacchus


  • selected Spätburgunder as well as our Cuvée Prinz Rouge cultivated in barrique
  • selected Franconian quality sorts of wine and attributed sorts of wine
  • home-made destillates and liqueurs
  • sparkling wine of Riesling


  • seasonally opened wine-tavern in March and November
  • wine festival in the park of Großheubach (June)
  • professional wine tastings

Overnight Stays

  • Holiday apartment "The Wine-Prince" for up to 5 persons
  • Holiday apartment “Häckerboden” for up to 4 persons