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Scharzhofberg

Vineyard in the in the municipality of Wiltingen (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle. It should not be confused with the large Scharzberg location. Next to the Würzburger stone (Franconia) is the most famous vineyard in Germany. In 1971 the Scharzhofberg was declared a district of Wiltingen. In terms of wine law, there are none Single layer but a single layer free District. On the bottle label there is no mention of the community and only the names "Scharzhofberg" or "Scharzhofberger" are given. The south-facing vineyards cover 28 hectares with 30 to 60% slope Tilt. The floor consists of weathered slate with a very high proportion of rock as well iron containing clayey fractions. Only the variety is used here Riesling cultured.

Scharzhofberg with the Egon Müller-Scharzhof winery

The origin goes back to a donation to the St. Marien monastery in 700. As a result, the monastery also grew wine in the area of today's famous location. After secularization under Napoleon (1769-1821) the estate was auctioned in 1797. The vineyards subsequently achieved an enormous increase in value. A plot with 3,053 square meters in 1896 fetched 90,000 gold marks. The Scharzhofberg is one of the best white wine locations in the world and the wines achieve Auctions Maximum prices. In the center of the picture are the company buildings of the winery Egon Müller-Scharzhof. The wineries have further shares Episcopal wineries Trier, Hövel, Imperial Count von Kesselstatt, Van Volxem and United hospitals.

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