Estate Rieslings

Villa Wolf estate-grown Rieslings are made from single-vineyard sites and are produced in the traditional dry style of the Pfalz. Only one wine is made from each estate vineyard.

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Villa Wolf Riesling, Wachenheimer

This wine comes from an excellent vineyard in the village of Wachenheim, called Königswingert (“King’s Vineyards”). Here, the weathered sandstone and loam soil produces pure, fruit-driven wines with a distinctive stony character. It is a refreshing wine that’s very easy to drink, but also reflects the terroir of Königswingert.

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Villa Wolf Riesling, Wachenheimer Belz

The Riesling from Wachenheimer Belz beautifully captures the stony chalk character of the vineyard in the aroma, and has a fine, firm structure on the palate. Twelve months of lees contact gives the wine nice weight on the mid-palate that carries its layers of fruit through to the dry finish. This vineyard is a monopole of Villa Wolf.

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Villa Wolf Riesling, Forster Pechstein

The grand cru Pechstein vineyard, in the neighboring village of Forst, has the most assertive minerality of all the Villa Wolf vineyards. The name translates as “black stone” and refers to the abundance of black basalt in the soil, which gives the wines a firm mineral edge.

Varietal Values

Our Villa Wolf varietal values are exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers.

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Villa Wolf Pinot Gris

It was here in the Pfalz region, back in the 19th century, that Pinot Gris was first identified as an individual variety and vinified separately. The modern-day Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture. It is an excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.

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Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer

Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer is clean, fruity and wonderfully light on its feet, showing off the aromatic charm of the variety without being heavy or ponderous. It has a deliciously juicy texture and a delightfully delicate aroma of spice and fresh roses. It’s very refreshing to drink on its own and makes a perfect accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine.

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Villa Wolf Riesling Dry

Although many grape varieties do well in the Pfalz, Riesling is still the most important and the most widely planted. This medium-bodied dry Riesling has lovely flavors of peach and stone, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip. It is an excellent match for classic continental-style cooking, especially with dishes that feature freshwater fish, chicken and pork.

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Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé

The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. It’s perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved.

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Villa Wolf Pinot Noir

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its dark cherry fruit is juicy, ripe and forward, with a spicy mid-palate. Twelve months of barrique aging gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. This is a very grown-up Pinot Noir for the price, and an excellent wine for everyday dining.

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Villa Wolf Dornfelder

Dornfelder is the most successful German red grape. It is a crossing developed in 1955 at the Weinsberg Wine School, and was named after the founder of the Wine School. Villa Wolf Dornfelder is a fruity, medium-bodied red wine with flavors of plums and cherries balanced by velvety tannins. It has an intense color and pairs well with a wide variety of foods.

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Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc

Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc is an elegant and easy drinking wine. Fresh and bright aromas come from picking the fruit at the optimal ripeness. This medium-bodied dry wine is complex, not too sweet with just the right amount of acidity creating a great balance.  It is light and fruity enough to enjoy on its own but also pairs well with food.