Lease your own vine with Balthasar Ress

Lease your own vine in the vineyards of Balthasar Ress located in the Rheingau or in Keitum / Sylt!

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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.


Winery webcam

Our webcam sends live pictures from the Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen vineyard, our press house, and our bottling hall. Webcam transmissions end when there is longer sufficient light, and the final pictures of the day are sent at night.
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Weinprobierstand Hattenheim 2014
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Latest media mentions
02. December 2014
MAT&VINNETT
Norwegische Medien berichten über unsere 2001 Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Spätlese

19. November 2014
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02. December 2014
Message from Christian Ress December/January 2015
Once again, a busy and incredibly eventful year is nearing an end. We worked nonstop on the quality goals we have set for ourselves and constantly strived to further our development.

02. December 2014
News December/January 2015
Happy, satisfied customers are our greatest reward...those who like the taste of our wines, who support us, and who like what we do.

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