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With a vineyard area of ca. 3,000 ha (7,400 acres) the Rheingau numbers among the smallest, but most important, wine-growing regions of Germany. It is a compact region known for the indisputable quality of its wines, its long-term commitment to high-quality grape varieties, its constant efforts to produce the best quality possible, and the beauty of its landscape and warmth of its hospitality. These factors, as well as the Rheingau's great viticultural tradition, all contribute to the region's special position.

Rheingau panorama view:
Contact photographer: Hermann Heibel
Contact photographer: Hermann Heibel



For nearly 1,000 km (620 miles), from Basel to its confluence with the North Sea, the Rhine flows from south to north - with one brief exception. Near Wiesbaden, the river makes a right-angle bend and proceeds westward for some 40 km (25 miles) to just past Rüdesheim, where it resumes its northerly course.


A broad ribbon of vines, some two to three kilometers (one to two miles) wide, stretches from Hochheim, near the confluence of the Main with the Rhine, to the Hessian state border - via Wiesbaden, Eltville, Hattenheim and Rüdesheim - wine country at its best. The mostly south-facing slopes between the Rhine and the Taunus Hills provide grapes with optimal growing conditions. This portion of the Rhine often resembles a series of lakes, whose broad surface - up to a kilometer (half mile) in width - intensifies solar radiation and helps balance differences in temperature between night and day. The vines are protected from cold northerly winds by the forested summits of the Taunus Hills. Meteorological data confirm these ideal growing conditions - average annual temperature: 10.4°C (50.7°F). Average hours of sunshine per year: 1,612. Average annual precipitation: 634 mm (24.7 inches). Rheingau wines are rich in nuances, thanks to the region's wide range of very diverse soils.


For more than 130 years, Weingut Balthasar Ress has been at home in the heart of this unique wine-growing region, in Hattenheim.


Next event
17. February 2018
Musik-Samstag mit TopUsed
Das Musiker-Duo live in der Weinbar & Vinothek.

23. February 2018
Rheingau Gourmet & Wein Festival 2018
LUNCH 2-Sterne-Koch Thomas Martin** & Master-Sommelier Hendrik Thoma

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Latest media mentions
21. December 2017
Yves Beck zu Gast in Hattenheim
Weinbewertung 22.10.2017

21. December 2017
Weinwelt 06.2017
2016 Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland 95 Punkte

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Latest news
24. November 2017
News November 2017
The 2017 harvest is complete and it is one of the smallest in the history of our winery.

01. August 2017
News August 2017
As always, the times for wine-growers are exciting and this year is no exception.

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