Weingut Egon Müller in Wiltingen is one of the very greatest estates in all of Germany.
The Müller family can trace their ownership of the Scharzhof estate and the majority of their holdings in the vineyard of Scharzhofberg back to 1797.
The first known citations that mention the Scharzhofberg vineyard by name dates back to 1037, and the vineyard was already well known for the superlative quality of the wines produced from its soil in the 1300s.
For many lovers of German wine, there is simply no other producer that reaches the same exalted peaks, and for them the wines of Egon Müller occupy a rarefied strata at the very pinnacle of their genre. In much the same way as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti occupies both a contemporary and historical point of reference in its region, Weingut Egon Müller and its extensive holdings in the famed Scharzhofberg vineyard are both a beacon of modern, uncompromising quality and a cornerstone of tradition that reaches back a millennium and more.
The estate is planted to more than ninety-five percent Riesling, with a very impressive lineup of very old vines that produce low yields and wines of haunting beauty. The heart and soul of the estate is the more than eight hectares of riesling vines that the family owns in the Scharzhofberg vineyard, located in the Saar valley, which towers over the small town of Wiltingen. The entire hill of vines that is the Scharzhofberg now comprises some twenty-eight hectares, with its perfect south-facing exposition rising from an elevation of 190 meters above sea level to 310 meters at its peak.