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Weingut Balthasar Ress

Germany Rheingau

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Name: Weingut Balthasar Ress
Foundation year: 1870
Address: Address 65347 Eltville-Hattenheim, Germany
Growing area: Rheingau
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
2020 Rüdesheim Berg Rottland Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken
45.00 €
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Relatively cool, herbal and somewhat floral, fine, bright yellow-fruity nose with very delicate yell...
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2016 Pinot Noir trocken VDP.Gutswein, Caviar
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Tart, ethereal-herbal and somewhat peppery, also slightly smoky scent of red and black berries with...
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2015 Pinot Noir trocken VDP.Gutswein, "Von Unserm", S
25.00 €
90 WP - excellent
Editor note: Clear, polished, fine-juicy more red than black berry nose with dried floral to slightly tobacco and...
0.75 L
2021 Hattenheim Riesling VDP.Ortswein
14.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Quite cool, somewhat planty to herbal, almondy and hinted at bacon core and stone fruit scent with a...
0.75 L
2021 Hattenheim Schützenhaus Riesling Kabinett VDP.Erste Lage
15.70 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Bright, somewhat herbal and hinted at stony nose with restrained yellow fruity aromas, delicate flor...
0.75 L
2021 Riesling VDP.Gutswein trocken "von unserm"
11.50 €
84 WP - good
Translate to English Editor note: Helle, kühle, deutlich pflanzliche Zitrusnase mit etwas Pfirsich und angedeutet Apfel im Hintergrund...

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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