In Franconia, Ilonka Scheuring combines top wine production with sustainable and resource-saving practices.
Winemaker with ethos
Ilonka Scheuring does not only stand out because she is one of (still) only a few women in the winemaking business. It is also her trademark bright pink rubber boots that catch your eye. Since taking over her parent’s wine growing estate in Franconia, she has been producing delicious wines based on sustainability principles. Together with twelve other Franconian winegrowers, Ilonka is a member of the ETHOS Group, which adheres to a strict code in order to continue winemaking in the region in a sustainable and resource-saving way. It is fascinating to hear Ilonka talk about how she promotes biodiversity in her sloping vineyards – and it’s truly impressive to see this powerhouse of a woman run her estate more or less single-handedly.
Ilonka's Bavarian experience
So sunstainable you can taste it!
Experience Ilonka’s passion for sustainable winemaking on a guided tour of the vineyards in the village of Margetshöchheim on the Main river. Wine tastings introduce visitors to Ilonka’s range of wines and in spring and fall, the vinery’s own cosy vine tavern is a great place to dive into local culture.
Ilonka's insider tip
Don’t miss the wine festival in Hammelburg and the “Uferweinfest“ in Randersacker, both taking place in summer. Or try the afterwork party, hosted at Markus Meier’s vinery in Ulsenheim from February to November.