A legendary German estate, Egon Müller is an important part of the history of the Mosel wine region. Today it is part of the Saarland state. Since the founding of the estate in 1797, the same family continues to own this land, expanding over 28 hectares in Scharzhorfberg, where the exceptional limestone soils nevertheless pose quite a challenge when it comes to working them. During Napoleon's campaigns and after his secularization of the clergy land, those of Schazhorfberg, formerly property of the clergy, were bought by Jean-Jacques Koch. Cleared centuries ago for the vine, the Scharzberg hill, whose name translates in French to "the mountain of the essarts" or "cleared places" in old French, seems to have been created for the production of perfect wines, made possible by its excellent sun exposure and the quality of its terroir. However, it was not until the 1870’s that the wine trade finally took off in this region, clearing the path for the reputation this estate enjoys today: that of a living legend.
The 8-hectare plot situated on the Scharzberg hill - the largest in the region - is considered truly sacred. The care given to these vines, which include 3 hectares of old, ungrafted vines from the 19th century, is limited, in order to allow for noble rot to spread and to maintain a certain purity in the estate’s precious vines, produced exclusively from Riesling. The Egon Müller estate today produces some of the best Pradikätswein, whose signature style is attributed to the vineyard’s shale soils, which give the wines a certain length, elegance, depth and finesse.
Producing legendary wines, prized by wine lovers around the world, the Egon Müller estate is renowned for its golden wines, whose aromas boast an incomparable finesse and delicacy, balanced by high acidity and a vibrant, energetic mineralit.
Egon Müller also owns another domain called "le Gallais", in the Wiltinger Braune Kupp region near the Scharzhof, as well as Château Belà in Slovakia, from the family of the current owner’s wife: Egon IV.