Founded in 1756, the J.L. Wolf estate was a very successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. In 1996, Ernst Loosen took over the vineyards, launching a dramatic turnaround in the estate's quality and reputation. The Villa Wolf label is used for a value-priced line of varietal wines that combine J.L. Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers. These are exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines from traditional varieties. Their Sauvignon Blanc is a refined example with fresh acidity and lots of citrus tones framed by classic grassy notes.