The winery is located in the municipality of Wachenheim in the German Pfalz
wine growing region. It was founded in 1756. The Palladio-style villa, built in 1843, and a wine cellar with a wine cellar offer ample space for tastings, events, seminars and conferences. In 1996, after several changes of ownership, the winery was taken over by Dr. Loosen
wine region) and renamed Villa Wolf
by J.L.Wolf. Since 2001 Patrick Möllendorf and Sumi Gebauer are responsible for the production of the wines and the care of the vineyards.
The vineyards correspond to the vineyard classification of the Royal Bavarian Government of 1828 and comprise 8.4 hectares of vineyards, which are divided into the individual sites Pechstein
= Grosse Lage (Forst), Hoheburg
(Ruppertsberg), as well as Goldbächel, Königswingert
and in the monopoly Belz = Erste Lage (Wachenheim). More than 90% of the vineyards are planted with Riesling, the rest with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
The cultivation is carried out according to the principles of sustainable
(minimalist) viticulture, with exclusively organic fertilization
or without chemical fertilizers and herbicides
. By preserving old vines, and the associated low yields, mainly dry wines with site character are produced from physiologically ripe
and healthy grapes. Grapes infested by Botrytis
are always selected and, if possible, vinified in a noble sweet manner.
The selectively harvested grapes are macerated or subjected to a whole grape pressing
, depending on the vintage. The fermentation, if possible spontaneously
initiated with natural yeasts, takes place in stainless steel or large wooden barrels. The naming of the grapes is based on the Burgundy classification system
. Only the producer, vintage, location and grape variety are mentioned on the front label, all legal information is on the back label. The premium wines from classified sites (Grosse Lage or Erste Lage) are marketed with site names, all wines from other sites as local or estate wines. The wines are sold in over 40 countries worldwide.