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.

Next event
10. October 2015
Weinlese der Rebstockpächter im Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg 2015
Sie wollen bei der Herstellung "Ihres" Weines entscheidend mitwirken? Wir laden Sie hiermit zur Weinlese in "Ihrem" Weinberg am 10.10.2015 ein!

12. October 2015
WeinbarTreff in der Balthasar Ress Weinbar & Vinothek Oktober 2015
Käsemenü & Weinbegleitung - Wiesbadener Bergkäse Station zu Gast in der Weinbar

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Latest media mentions
22. September 2015
2014 Balthasar Ress Rüdesheim Berg Rottland Riesling GG trocken - 18/20 Punkte

22. September 2015
2014 Balthasar Ress Rüdesheim Berg Rottland Riesling GG trocken - 91 Punkte

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Latest news
01. August 2015
Message from Christian Ress August / September 2015
If you’ve ever wondered just exactly what we do on the island of Sylt and how our vineyard looks, but you don’t have time for a quick trip to Germany’s most popular island, then simply turn on your TV on Sunday, 20 September, at 4:45 p.m.

01. August 2015
News August / September 2015
This year’s wine festival in Wiesbaden, the Rheingauer Weinwoche, takes place from Friday, 14 through Sunday, 23 August. As always, the Ress stand is located on Dern’sches Gelände. Gabi Würtz and her team look forward to welcoming you.

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