Our single vineyard sites are located in the communities of Wachenheim and Forst in the northern Pfalz, on the edge of the Mittelhaardt. All single vineyard sites are selectively hand-picked, with only the ripe and healthy grapes being made into dry wines. The unique regional climate of the Middle Haardt, the mineral-rich soils of limestone, basalt and sandstone, and the great age of the vines are the building blocks of the terroir of our vineyards. Their importance for the production of outstanding wines was recognized a long time ago: In 1828, the Royal Bavarian Government established a vineyard classification based on the land tax, which is similar to the Grand Cru system in Burgundy, in which, the Villa Wolf vineyards can be found.
Almost two centuries ago, the Royal Bavarian Government, in whose domain the Electoral Pfalz lay at the time, classified the vineyards in Wachenheim and Forst. The reliability of this evaluation has not changed since then. Those sites that were rated highest at the time still produce wines that are among the greatest in the Pfalz. For us, this ancient knowledge serves as a guideline for wine production. That is why we have adopted the Royal Bavarian Classification of 1828 and produce only one dry wine from each "Große Lage", in which the distinctive terroir of that site is concentrated.
Also in the naming we have decided to follow the Burgundian system. On the front label you will find only the producer, the vintage, the vineyard location and the grape variety. All the legal information can be found on the back label.
Top vineyards, old vines and the low yields are the basis for the expressive and terroir-driven wines of the Villa Wolf Winery. We believe the wines of the Große Lage always need about 1-2 years after bottling to show their full potential.