Juliusspital (Wurzburg)

Bonkers about Bocksbeutels! After spotting (and drinking) a few on wine lists in Germany over the past decade, it’s fair to say that we had become a bit fixated about Juliusspital wines. It was finally time to visit. Despite the contrast in our relative sizes (180 hectares, makes it the second largest producer in Germany), we were very warmly received. Our first pick-up included all the classics: Silvaner, mature Silvaner, Riesling, mature Riesling. All dry.
Julius Echter, Prince & Bishop, founded the Juliusspital in 1575 – a hospital for the poor, providing care, education, religious instruction and wine in the centre of Würzburg. It has continued with the same model to this day.