history of the Swabian »Besa« ...
starts around the year 800 with the decree of Karl the Great.
This permitted the winegrowers to serve their wine in their
own private households.
The tradition has continued
to this day with wine sometimes being served in the winegrowers’
living rooms, sometimes in rebuilt stables or side rooms.
The winegrowers place a broom ("Besen") in front
of their doors as a sign that their homes are now open
A "Besenwirtschaft" is a typical Swabian institution:
In the comfortable atmosphere, tasting the home-produced wine
and eating home-made meals is not only a highlight, but hanging
out with the locals and listening to the original dialect
is also very exciting! Sometimes there are live bands that
perform for the guests. It is really an experience not to
Under law, winegrowers may run a Besenwirtschaft without
restaurant permission in their own home, however, not for
longer than four months out of the year and not for more than
two different periods of time. We recommend that you find
out beforehand whether the "Besa" is open or not!
Have fun exploring and trying out the numerous restaurants