Egon Müller

Mark Trujillo 

Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Heart’s Delight Trade Tasting
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Grand Tasting Reception

Weingut Egon Müller is a renowned wine estate based just outside the village of Wiltingen in the Saar valley sub-region of the Mosel in Germany. It exclusively works with the Riesling grape and is mainly known for its wines from the exceptional Scharzhofberg vineyard southeast of Wiltingen. The current manager is Egon Müller IV, who studied his craft at the leading winemaking university at Geisenheim. The Egon Müller wines are produced at a range of ripeness levels, including Kabinett, Spätlese, and Auslese, with Auslese Goldkapsel (literally “gold capsule”) made in the best years. If conditions allow, sweet Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswein are also produced. The estate’s present form dates back to 1797 when Jean-Jacques Koch acquired the Scharzhof farm from the French republic. His daughter married Felix Müller, and the estate has remained in the same family ownership ever since. Egon Müller also produces top-class Riesling with Miroslav Petrech in Slovakia under the Château Belá label. In the Adelaide Hills region of Australia, he collaborates with Michael Andrewarta of East End Cellars to make the dry Kanta Riesling from a vineyard owned by Shaw + Smith. Weingut Egon Müller is the only German member of the group Primum Familiae Vini or First Families of Wine, a 12-strong group of the world’s most prestigious winemaking families which includes the likes of Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero), Château Mouton-Rothschild (Bordeaux) and Tenuta San Guido (Tuscany). His Riesling “Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese” is the most expensive white wine on release in the world with the going average worldwide retail price of $17,847.00