The winery is located in the city of Würzburg (Maindreieick area) in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. The traditional Staatlicher Hofkeller was founded as early as 1128, making it the oldest winery in Germany. It has been owned without interruption by the ruling power since the 12th century. These were the bishops of Würzburg, who were also dukes of Franconia, from 1814 the Bavarian royal house under the name Königlich Bayerischer Hofkeller (with an interlude of Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany from 1806 to 1814) and finally from 1918 the Free State of Bavaria under the name Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg. The farm was run as an educational and model estate (see also under Viticultural Domain). The Residenz, built in the baroque style between 1720 and 1744, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The treasure chamber is located in the cellar vaults. The oldest wine stored in this wine library is a vintage from 1874. Since 1950, Bocksbeutel rarities of all sites, grape varieties and vintages have been kept there. Deep inside, the very extensive and labyrinthine wine cellars extend.
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