In the mid-nineteenth century, August de Muller and Ruinart de Brimont, member of a distinguished family of Alsatian winemakers, founded the De Muller winery. Soon known for the quality of its artisan wines, the winery belonged to the De Muller family until 1995, when it was sold to the Martorell family. In 1999, the De Muller winery acquired the Cochs S.A. distillery and began producing "Vermut de Reus", which is a typical Spanish Vermouth with a tradition dating back more than one hundred years.
In 1942, His Holiness Pope Tabasini visited the De Muller winery to celebrate Mass and confered upon the company the right to craft red wine for Mass. Later, His Holiness Pope John XXIII and the Vatican Council cancelled those contracts. Nevertheless, the De Muller wines are still widely enjoyed by the Christian community worldwide.
Today, the facilities of the De Muller winery are located in the 'Mas de Valls' estate, in Reus, southern Catalonia. Moreover, the winery also owns the 'Mas de les Pusses' estate in El Molar, a town belonging to the world-famous Priorat DOQ. As a result, the De Muller winery produces products in the Tarragona, Priorat, and Terra Alta DOs.
All of the wines by the De Muller winery are produced following a long and well-established tradition. Gemma Martínez, the current enologist of the De Muller winery, has crafted over 25 different vintages. Though she always keeps an eye on the past, Gemma is also renowned for being a pioneer in the World of Wine, always exploring new vinification styles and using the latest technologies.
One distinguishing feature of the production of De Muller are its "Solera" wines. This Spanish white wine is crafted from a coupage of Muscat, Grenache and White Grenache, aged in rows of different-aged vats. The process begins with the wine aging in French oak barrels. After a series of transfers, the last stage is the ageing of the "Solera" wine in ancient sherry casks, the oldest of which dates back to 1851.