The Kingdom of Heaven

The Belz (pronounced “BELTS”) vineyard, one of the finest in the village of Wachenheim, is the only site in the area with a significant amount of chalk (shell limestone) in the soil. It produces distinctive wines with a rounded structure and an engaging grapefruit note in the aroma. A captivating stony perfume emerges from the wine as it matures. This site is wholly owned by the Villa Wolf estate.

map wachenheimer belz

Detail from a reconstruction of the 1828 Bavarian government’s vineyard classification map of the Mittelhaardt area of the Pfalz wine region. The finest vineyards (grand cru) are colored orange, very good vineyards (premier cru) are yellow, and good vineyards (villages) are pale yellow.

Wachenheimer-Belz-2012

 

soil wachenheimer belz

Calcium-rich fossilized limestone makes the Wachenheimer Belz vineyard unique in the Pfalz.