Primum Familiae Vini: Egon Müller chairs association of ‘leading wine families’

Monday September 05 2016 by Vitisphere

- Photo credit : PFV

At the annual meeting of Primum Familiae Vini, legendary German wine grower Egon Müller was elected as chairman of the association designed to promote and reflect upon wine. Owner of the legendary Mosel estate Egon Müller-Scharzhof, wine grower Egon Müller manages the property that was bought in 1797 by his great great-grandfather. “In our era, when it is common to talk about the wine ‘industry’, PFV does very important work, emphasising family values and tradition over shareholder value”, he quipped. With a one-year term, Egon Müller succeeds Mireia Torres, fifth generation of the Spanish family who currently runs the research and development department of the Catalan firm of the same name. She believes “PFV represents an opportunity to share the experience, advice and values of several generations. It is an opportunity to join forces and go beyond what we would do alone. Ultimately, we all face similar challenges in a changing world”.

Eleven European family estates make up the association – founded in 1992 by Burgundy grower Robert Drouhin and Spanish wine producer Miguel A. Torres – with seventy members from different generations. In chronological order, the estates are: Marchesi Antinori (founded in 1385 in Tuscany), Famille Hugel (founded in 1639 in Alsace), Egon Müller-Scharzhof (founded in 1797 in Mosel), Tenuta San Guido (founded in 1840 in Tuscany), Champagne Pol Roger (founded in 1849 in Champagne), Baron Philippe de Rothschild (founded in 1853 in Bordeaux), Vega Sicilia (founded in 1864 in Ribera del Duero), Bodegas Torres (founded in 1870 in Catalonia), Joseph Drouhin (founded in 1880 in Burgundy), Symington Family Estates (founded in 1882 in Oporto) and Famille Perrin (founded in 1909 in the Rhone Valley). 


Source: Vitisphere. Photo: PFV


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