Weingut Markus Molitor is a family-owned winery located in the heart of the Mosel wine region in Germany. Founded in 1984 by Markus Molitor, the winery has become known for producing some of the finest Riesling wines in the world.
The winery's vineyards are spread across 50 hectares of steep slopes along the Mosel river, with some of the vines planted on terraces with gradients of up to 80%. The vines are cultivated using sustainable and organic methods, with a focus on preserving the natural environment and promoting biodiversity.
Markus Molitor's winemaking philosophy is centered around producing wines that express the unique character of the Mosel region and the individual vineyards where the grapes are grown. The winery produces a range of dry, off-dry, and sweet Rieslings, as well as some Pinot Noirs and Pinot Blancs.
One of the distinctive features of Markus Molitor's winemaking is his use of traditional winemaking methods, such as whole-bunch pressing and long, slow fermentations in old oak barrels. This approach allows the wines to develop complex flavors and aromas while retaining their natural freshness and acidity.
Markus Molitor's wines have received numerous awards and accolades, including high scores from wine critics such as Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson. The winery's top wines, labeled as "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr," "Wehlener Sonnenuhr," and "Graacher Himmelreich," are considered some of the finest Rieslings in the world, with a distinctive minerality, crisp acidity, and intense fruit flavors.