Castell Die Wein-Domäne
My ancestors have been dedicated to viticulture for almost 800 years. Viticulture and forestry have a long tradition in our small province in the heart ofFranconia. I am committed to passing on our culture to the next generations in order to offer them the opportunity for continued economic activity and to ensure a living and active heritage - throughout all business practices.
Among our four business ventures – viticulture, forestry, agriculture and the Castell Bank, the winery is close to our hearts and is our promotional icon. Therefore, when I took over the business from my father, I was committed to lead our winery – the Domänenamt – to the top ofFranconia’s wine elite. Our family crest on every bottle represents this quality, drive and commitment.
At Castell, we pay special attention to the Silvaner grape. First introduced toFranconiaby my ancestors, it has become the ideal grape variety, which now typifies and represents Castell and the Franconian wine region. Silvaner captures our imagination from crisp table wine right to extraordinary Grand Cru, the Grosses Gewächs. On the following pages, I would like to introduce you to our Silvaner and our various vineyards.
Furthermore, I would like to welcome you to Castell so you can meet the people behind the wine. Explore and enjoy the beautiful cultural landscape of Castell, which is the home of our wines.
Ferdinand Erbgraf zu Castell-Castell