The estate is located in the commune of Wachenheim in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, It was founded in 1756. The villa, built in Palladian style in 1843, and an enotheque built in the basement offer ample space for tastings, events, or seminars and conferences. In 1996 the winery, after several changes of ownership, by Dr. Loosen
(Growing area Moselle
) and taken over by JLWolf in Villa Wolf
renamed. Patrick Möllendorf and Sumi Gebauer have been responsible for the production of the wines and the care of the vineyards since 2001.
The vineyards correspond to the vineyard classification of the Royal Bavarian Government of 1828. They cover 8.4 hectares of vineyards, which are based on the individual layers Pechstein
= Large location (forest), high Castle
(Ruppertsberg), as well as Goldbächel, Königswingert
and distribute in the monopoly Belz = First layers (Wachenheim). More than 90% of them are planted with Riesling, the rest with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
Management is based on the principles of one sustainable
(Minimalist) viticulture, with only organic fertilization
or waiving chemical fertilizers and herbicides
, By preserving old vines and the associated low yields, mainly dry wines with a layered character are produced ripen physiologically
and healthy grapes. Of Botrytis
infected grapes are always selected and if possible expanded.
The selectively harvested grapes are, according to the vintage, macerated or one Whole bunch pressing
subjected. If possible spontaneous
Fermentation initiated with natural yeasts takes place in stainless steel or a large wooden barrel. When naming, you are guided by Burgundian classification system
, Only the producer, vintage, location and grape variety are listed on the front label, all legal information is included on the back label. The premium wines from classified locations (large location or first location) are marketed with location descriptions, all wines from the other locations as local or estate wine. The wines are sold in over 40 countries worldwide.