Friedrich Wilhelm Petzsch founded the “Petzsch Cognac Distillery” in 1898, and the company's headquarters have been in since 1911 Bingen, The company name had to be changed to "Weinbrennerei Scharlachberg GmbH" in 1919 due to the provisions in the Versailles Treaty. The label cognac since then has been the products from the French region Charente Reserved. The new name was derived from the situation Scharlachberg in Bingen-Büdesheim in the German growing region Rheinhessen from. In the course of time, the company was expanded to become the largest commercial enterprise in the city with a worldwide reputation. In 1979 the Scharlachberg sparkling wine cellar was taken over, which was then transferred to the sparkling wine company in 1988 Henkell went. Already registered as a brand in 1920 brandy "Scharlachberg Meisterbrand" (36% vol) is distilled from selected wines, preferably from the Charente, and matures in at least six months in over 20,000 Limousin oak barrels. There is also the "Stern-Marke" product, which is made from alcohol and according to an old recipe and tradition wine distillates is produced (a so-called brandy blend). The distillery and liquor brands were founded in 1992 by the company Racke taken over, but in 2004 everything to the company Henkell resold.