This article is dedicated to the nice people at the VGem Kitzingen, the official association of five villages around the city of Kitzingen.
In my article Bratwurst Mecca Franken I used some pictures from local, mostly German, websites and trying not to infringe on their copyright I made sure to email them for permission to use their pictures.
The okay to use the picture of the Sulzfelder Meterbratwurst came today from an official of the above mentioned association of municipalities and to my surprise the email also had two more pictures attached with a note that these were selected by the First Mayor himself for the use on our blog.
So let me again introduce to you the exceptional wine of the region, the Frankenwein.
According to the German author Stefan Andres in his book “The Great Wines of Germany” the making of wine in the Franken region goes back to the rule of Charlemagne and as the Romans were never able to conquer this region, the introduction of the wine here was of Germanic origin. The shape of the bottles, the “Bocksbeutel” though not 100% unique to this region is used for these high quality mostly dry white wines. There is more information at Wikipedia.
And the sausage which attracts people from near and far: The famous Sulzfelder Meterbratwurst.
Let me just clear this up, that here we are talking of the village of Sulzfeld located on the banks of the River Main just south of the city of Kitzingen. The location is marked on our Google map linked on our front page.
I still have a couple of “Bocksbeutel” left in my somewhat meager wine collection and I do believe that one of them will lose it’s cork this weekend. As I did not get a chance to make some of my own Bratwurst, looking at the appetizing picture of the Meterbratwurst and Sauerkraut caused my mouth to water profoundly and with it came the yearning to be there.
Festivals in Sulzfeld dedicated to the wine are the Wine Days during the third weekend of July and the traditional Street Wine festival on the first weekend of August.