Loosen Bros Estate


Loosen Bros. USA is the sole U.S. importer of the wines of celebrated Riesling producer Ernst Loosen, including Dr. Loosen (in Germany’s Mosel valley) and Villa Wolf (in the Pfalz). In addition, our portfolio features a select group of wines from around the world, made by good friends and relatives of Ernst. This site is primarily for those in the wine trade, but all wine lovers are welcome. Prost!

Dr. Loosen Imports Prominent in Wine Enthusiast

Five of our producers are featured in the April 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine. Philipp Wittmann, our latest addition, is highlighted in “Rheinhessen Renegades” (pg. 48). Wittmann is leading the revitalization of Germany’s Rheinhessen region. His winemaking technique is traditional; however, he has incorporated “controlled ecological viticulture” in a biodynamic process. Erni Loosen’s Villa Wolf Estate in the Pfalz is gaining attention with their 2013 Riesling Dry earning Best Buy for the month.

Other notable scores include:
  • 91 Dr. Loosen Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2013
  • 93 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken GG 2013
  • 92 Editors’ Choice Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2013
  • 92 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese 2013
  • 93 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2013
  • 92 Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Spätlese 2013

A (bio)dynamic family estate in Germany’s Rheinhessen region

We are delighted to announce the addition of another great producer, Weingut Wittmann, to our portfolio. They are pioneers in developing the dynamic, full-bodied, well-balanced style of dry wines for which the Rheinhessen region has become known. The Wittmann family has been growing grapes and producing wine since 1663, making their process completely organic in 1990. They have developed a deep bond with the land they cultivate and this radiates in the wine quality. Philipp Wittmann was honored with being named Germany’s Winemaker of the Year 2014, joining the prestigious ranks of four of our other producers.

Top 100 Acclaim for Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf

We are pleased to announce four wines from the Loosen Bros. portfolio have received Top 100 recognition for 2014. Erni Loosen’s Dr. L Riesling, Riesling Spätlese Erdener Treppchen, and Riesling Auslese Erdener Treppchen have been acknowledged by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Erni, along with the talented wine making team Sumi Gebauer and Patrick Möllendorf, have revived Villa Wolf, a once fledging estate, into an internationally recognized estate producing distinctive wines. Our Villa Wolf Pinot Gris received Top 100 mention from Wine Enthusiast. Learn More

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