The Scharzhof of Wiltingen was built as an outpost of an important Roman estate and today is situated on its remains.Viticulture on the site also dates from that time. Until the French Revolution, the estate belonged to the then-secularized monastery St. Marien ad martyres in Trier and probably was part of the abbey’s holdings when it was founded in 700. In 1797, the great-great-grandfather of today’s proprietor purchased the entire complex, but since then, portions of the property have found new owners.
Vineyard Size and Grape Varieties:
The estate’s 8.5 ha (21 acres) are planted 98% with Riesling.
Wines of the Scharzhof have an international reputation. They fetched the highest awards at world’s fairs in London (1862), Chicago (1893), Paris (1900), St. Louis (1904) and Brussels (1910). International experts, such as Frank Schoonmaker and Hugh Johnson, praised their completely harmonious consistency, the ‘effervescent opulence that only the Riesling, only the Saar, and only the Scharzhofberg can create.’They named it one of the best white wine vineyards of the world.
The Scharzhof lies between Wiltingen and Oberemmel and can be reached from Trier via Konz-Wiltingen.