From the beginnings

The start of a great winemaking tradition.


Bernhard Bürklin

Bernhard Bürklin, the town clerk and later mayor of Wachenheim acquires extensive agricultural and viticultural holdings, and establishes the Bürklin family's viticultural tradition in Wachenheim. In the unsettled period of the Wars of Succession, the fortunes of the Bürklin family in Wachenheim are no longer traceable, it is only 200 years later that the name reappears in Karlsruhe-Durlach.

Johann Ludwig Wolf

„Owner of outstanding vineyard sites in Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg“ writes a wine merchant of the time about Johann Ludwig Wolf. At the same time, he is one of the richest men in the Pfalz. On his death, the extensive agricultural properties, forests and the Grohé banking house in Neustadt are passed on to his 3 children.

Luise Wolf

The Dr. Bürklin-Wolf winery in its current size and importance would not be conceivable without the marriage of Luise Wolf from Wachenheim to the privy councillor Dr. Albert Bürklin in 1875. This not only created the name of today's winery, but Luise Wolf also brought the valuable vineyards from Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg into the joint family ownership in the course of this marriage.

His excellency,
privy councillor
Dr. Albert Bürklin

Dr. Albert Bürklin was vice-president of the German Reichstag (parliament) from 1884 to 1895, and from 1889 he is the director of the Baden Court Theatre in Karlsruhe. His palace in Karlsruhe is the focal point of cultural life in the royal seat. Following his marriage to Luise Wolf in 1875 he moved to Wachenheim, and expanded the Estate to become a model of quality wine production.

Dr. Albert Bürklin

The great-nephew of the same name inherits the entire property in 1924, and continues along the same path. After World War II, the lawyer and “Ökonomierat” (title awarded for outstanding public service) is particularly active in rebuilding agriculture and viticulture in the Pfalz. His entrepreneurial foresight leads him along new paths in viticulture, helping the Estate to flourish once more. The philosophy of acquiring additional vineyards, systematically expanding the cellar facilities and marketing and distributing only top quality wines ensures the Estate makes great strides both nationally and internationally during the stewardship of Dr. Albert Bürklin.

Harvest team of the
Winery Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

The Dr. Bürklin-Wolf winery does the honours internationally.

The Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Winery presents itself to the international community

German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard
in conversation with Dr. Albert Bürklin

The winery owner follows in the political footsteps of his ancestors.

German President Theodor Heuss visits Wachenheim

Theodor Heuss was always fond of good wine - here with Dr. Bürklin-Wolf with Riesling and cigar.

Jutta Bürklin
1919 – 2021

After the death of her husband Dr. Albert Bürklin in 1979, Jutta Bürklin took over the management of the winery. Carefully and with great circumspection, she leads the winery through a decade of major changes in German viticulture and hands over the family estate to her eldest daughter Bettina Bürklin-von Guradze in 1990.
For almost 3 more decades, she enthusiastically followed and accompanied the entrepreneurial development alongside her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren before she passed away in 2021 at the blessed age of almost 102.