Hochheimer Weinbaumuseum

Hochheimer Weinbaumuseum

address
Wiesbadener Straße 1
65239 Hochheim am Main
Phone
+49 (0) 6146 900 333
eMail
tourismus@hochheim.de
Web
Opening hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
5 – 7 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
3 – 5 pm
Entrance fees
Adults 2 €, reduced 1 €, Groups from 10 persons each 1.50 €, Children up to 14 yrs free
Sector
Nature; Technology
Category
Museums
Sponsor
Stadt Hochheim
Founded
2010
Focus of collection
Viniculture
Location
Main-Taunus-Kreis
Information
General maps show the Hochheim vineyards. Components of the soils, such as loess or clay marl, are presented in glass jars The work of the winegrower in the vineyard during a year is shown. There are tools of traditional manual labor as well as newer tools for working the soil, vine grafting, planting and caring for the vines, pest control and harvesting. Despite the use of machines, pruning, trellising and grape harvesting on steep slopes are still done by hand. Hochheim's sparkling wine production dates back to 1832. In the late 19th century, there were seven sparkling wine cellars in the town, of which Burgeff & Co. was the largest in the German Empire. Tasting glasses, plaques as well as the crown of the first Hochheim wine queen remind of the Hochheim wine festival. The museum is based on the holdings of the Otto Schwabe Home Museum. It is housed in a vaulted cellar built in 1902 in the former Frankhof winery.