Philosophy

The future of the Georg Müller Foundation began in 2003 when the city of Eltville decided on privatizing this wine estate. The choice of who should become the new owner fell on Peter Winter who, until April 2003, was Chairman of the Board of one of the ten largest wine companies world-wide with four decades of international experience. He made extensive investments to make the old traditional label fit for an ambitious future.

It is the declared goal of Peter Winter, his team and his estate manager Tim Lilienström, to combine past tradition with future success. As a member of the VDP (Association of Predicate Wine Estates), the estate has undertaken to observe the most stringent of quality controls. This includes top yields of only 60 hectoliters per hectare, handpicking and ecological planting.

In addition, Peter Winter also believes firmly in thinning and selective harvesting to produce outstanding wines.

Apart from traditional methods, such as the maturing of the wines in barrique barrels, ultramodern wine-pressing technology is already creating the foundations for Peter Winter’s desired quality aspirations.

The endeavor to achieve high quality has already been rewarded by numerous national and international awards. (Mundus Vini 2017: Best Producer Germany, State Prize of Honour, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, in 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016, 1st place at Meiningers Red wine prize competition, “Best red wine collection of Germany” (DLG) in 2012, “Best Riesling of the World” International Riesling challenge, Canberra, 2013).