In 1984, at the tender age of 20, Markus Molitor took over his father's winery with a clear aim: to produce Mosel Rieslings under the name "Molitor" in the tradition of eight generations and in the same quality that made the region world-famous 100 years ago – terroir-specific, unmistakeable and extremely storable.
The "Molitor vineyards" are spread out over locations from Brauneberg to Traben-Trarbach and, since 2001, also along the River Saar. Due to this wide regional spread and the associated diversity of the slate soils and microclimates of the vineyards, the "Molitor Wines" represent every variety of Mosel wine.
Highly recommended by Robert Parker: 13 x100pts, 9x99pts, 23x98pts, 21x 97pts in past 6 years
Largest privately owned wine estate in Mosel
Owns over 100 years old vines
VINE & SOIL
Slate not only has excellent heat storage properties, it is also distinguished by a very specific, localized mineral composition. Blueschist, grey shale and Rotliegend are the best known types of slate, while there are also numerous interim forms. The structure of the sub-soils forms the basis for the wines in the truest sense of the word. It influences the water supply and thus has an effect in particular on the minerality, the aroma and the sweet-acidic structure of the grapes.