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Weingut Balthasar Ress

Germany Rheingau

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Name: Weingut Balthasar Ress
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Foundation year: 1870
Address: Address
65347 Eltville-Hattenheim, Germany
Vineyard: 55 ha
Owner: Christian Ress, Stefan Ress
Manager: Betriebsleiter: Markus Roll
Managing Director: Christian Ress
Wine Maker: Stephan Sänger
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Associations: VDP
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Our Vinothek (Wine Shop) in Rheinalle 50, Hattenheim is opened from Monday till Friday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We are looking forward to your visit!
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Weingut Balthasar Ress
The winery is located in the municipality of Hattenheim (part of Eltville) in the German Rheingau region of Rheingau. In 1870, Balthasar Ress founded a commercial enterprise with an inn and his own vi...

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0.75 L
2013 Riesling Landwein trocken >>60<<
65.00 €
97 WP - great
Editor note: Somewhat nutty, yeasty aromas of ripe stone fruit and partly dried and candied citrus fruit with tob...
0.75 L
2012 Hattenheim Nußbrunnen Grosse Lage
27.80 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Bright yellow fruity nose with delicate vegetal, nutty and hints of waxy notes, fine juicy, again br...
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2013 Hattenheim Nußbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken
29.20 €
92 WP - excellent
Editor note: Firm, slightly smoky stone fruit aroma with some pomaceous and citrus fruit, herbs, floral nuances,...
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2011 Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg Riesling Erstes Gewächs trocken
32.50 €
94 WP - excellent
Editor note: Deep, somewhat warm fruit of ripe, partly candied peaches and apricots with apple notes, dried citru...
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2013 Rüdesheim Riesling trocken
30.00 €
94 WP - excellent
Editor note: Very firm, yeasty, nutty and a hint of smokiness with restrained, clear yellow fruity aromas, a litt...
0.75 L
2022 Hattenheim Riesling VDP.Ortswein feinherb
15.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Delicately floral, herbaceous and still a touch yeasty nose with restrained, bright yellow fruity no...

The winery is located in the municipality of Hattenheim (part of Eltville) in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. In 1870, Balthasar Ress founded a commercial enterprise with an inn and his own vineyard. The business has grown considerably since then. In 1993, the new winery building "Rheinallee 50" was acquired, where the vinotheque (picture) is also located. The old manor house at "Rheinallee 7" with its recently renovated fireplace hall, romantic garden and modern lounge offers an impressive setting for events of all kinds. Today, the traditional winery is run by the fifth generation of the family, Christian Ress. The vineyards cover 50 hectares in the single vineyard sites Berg Roseneck, Berg Rottland and Berg Schlossberg (Rüdesheim), Engelmannsberg, Nussbrunnen and Schützenhaus (Hattenheim), as well as Höllenberg (Assmannshausen). They are mainly planted with Riesling and Pinot Noir. After a three-year conversion phase, the vineyards have been cultivated according to certified organic viticulture rules since the 2019 vintage.

Ress Balthasar - Vinothek

The wines are marketed in four lines according to the VDP classification model. Balthasar Ress used to offer particularly selected wines as "Von Unserm". Today, the winery still uses this brand for special wines, bottle-fermented sparkling wines and house spirits that meet the highest quality standards. Wines dating back to the 1920 vintage are stored in the treasure chamber. Since June 2009, the winery has owned a 3,000 m² vineyard in the municipality of Keitum on the island of Sylt. It is the northernmost vineyard in Germany. There, 1,600 Solaris vines were planted. As a special feature, a limited number of vines can be sponsored. Since the 2013 vintage, the winery has pressed the Schleswig Holstein "Söl'ring wine " from Sylt every year together with its vine tenants. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).

A special feature of the winery are bottle labels designed by various artists. Catherine and Stefan Ress commissioned their first artist's label (see some examples there) from the German painter Heinz te Laake (1925-2001) in 1978. They gave the entire bottle to the artist to design. The artists are completely free to choose the label paper, printing method and also the shape and colour of the bottle capsule. The labels are specially designed for the belly of the bottle and only top wines are distinguished by an artist's label.

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