Foresight and a Lot of Extra Vineyard Work Lead to an Exceptional Vintage – Because of its very early start, the 2020 growing season caused some viticultural concerns from the very beginning. But thanks to the intuition and exertions of our very dedicated vineyard team, this year has turned out to be extraordinary. To put this vintage in perspective, Patrick Möllendorf, head winemaker at Villa Wolf, commented that 2020 "reminds him a lot of that harmonious 2012 vintage, which had conditions that were almost as ideal as this year and produced wines that now show enormous aging potential."
"Grapes Like From a Picture Book!" – The 2020 growing season and harvest both got off to an early start here in the Mosel, but ended up giving us picture-perfect fruit for excellent dry wines, as well as brilliant off-dry and medium-sweet wines at the lower end of the Prädikat spectrum. When describing the 2020 vintage overall, our cellar master, Bernhard Schug, summed it up best by simply calling it "a Kabinett/Spätlese year."
The world of wine has lost a singular spirit with the passing of Mosel legend Wilhelm Haag, who succumbed to an aggressive recurrence of cancer on December 16, 2020. It is a devastating and unimaginable loss of a man who, like his wines, was irrepressibly robust, exuberant and joyful.