The Villa Wolf estate lies in the picturesque village of Wachenheim in the Pfalz region in Germany – giving the Riesling the wachenheimer name. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate in the Mosel area, took over the winery in 1996. His idea was to bring the experience in Riesling winemaking from the Mosel to the Pfalz, as well as producing wines from grapes that are typical for the Pfalz area, such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder. Patrick Moellendorf, who has been at Villa Wolf since 2011, is in charge of the viticulture and winemaking at Villa Wolf, and they have even applied for organic certification for the estate vineyards, which is a process that takes several years to complete and would make 2022 the first official year of organic certification. The concept of making extraordinary wines in the estate vineyards lies in sustainable, organic vineyard practices combined with gentle handling of the fruit and traditional, minimalist winemaking. Their entry level Villa Wolf varietal wines have always been great value in terms of quality, consistency and varietal correctness.
This dry Riesling gets its name from the Village of Wachenheim in the Pfalz. It is an excellent example of the fruitiness and crisp acidity that wines from Villa Wolf can show. The Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling has an elegant mineral purity and good intensity on the palate. It is a refreshing wine that’s very easy to drink, but there is also a distinctive stony character.