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News October 2016

This is the time of year when we always receive the first evaluations of our VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE (great growth wines).

Market release for the 2015 wines in this category is 1 September after the harvest. Not surprisingly, there is great interest in the market debut of these top-quality dry wines. In recent years, our “GGs” have been extremely well received. This year, the feedback has been even more positive. The German wine trade magazine Die Weinwirtschaft has awarded our Nussbrunnen 95/100 points. It was named one of the three best Riesling wines of the Rheingau. Equally successful was our Schlossberg, with 93/100 points. It, too, numbered among the best of the region. The Huffington Post declared our Wisselbrunnen to be one of the ten best wines of the Country.

In Germany’s largest “pleasure portal, ”Gourmetwelten", our Nussbrunnen and Schlossberg rank among the finest wines of Germany and enjoy a special position.

Wein-Plus, one of Germany’s largest and most influential wine guides, gives our GGs very high notes: 90 points for Wisselbrunnen, 93+ points for Schlossberg, and Nussbrunnen receives a fabulous 98 Points - the highest rating of all GGs in Germany. The editor-in-chief of Wein-Plus calls our Nussbrunnen “a world-class wine with a character so great as to be deemed universal.” This rating is a milestone for us. We are grateful and so pleased. At the same time, it is both a confirmation and an incentive. We’ll do all in our power in the forthcoming autumn to justify this...also with our vintage 2016 wines.

It’s such a pleasure to see how people react to our wines and hear how they feel about the way they taste. For us, it’s not the points that are’s the smiling faces of those who drink our wines.


Original “BR FEIN SEI DER WEIN” softshell jackets and caps are available again.

The first version of our dark blue softshell jackets has sold out, so we’ve decided to produce completely new jackets. The high-quality jackets are dark gray embroidered with our German-language logo in orange. They are available for both men and women for 79,00 €. As a subscriber to our newsletter, you can receive this jacket at a one-time special price of 69,00 €. Sizes: S, M, L, and XL for ladies; S, M, L, XL, and XXL for men.


Top it off with a matching “BR baseball cap” in the same colors, with the same high-quality stitching. The cap costs 14,90 €. To order, download here.


The harvest has begun

After one of the most difficult years ever, we have finally begun the 2016 harvest. Every year is different, and with every year, there are always new challenges. Vintage 2016, however, will go down in history. Frost, hail, downy mildew, and sunburn...what else could have gone wrong? Downy mildew, in particular, hit all wine-growers really hard - especially those who cultivate their vineyards ecologically. No one, not even the officials at the viticultural office in Eltville, can remember the incidence of infection having ever have been so high. Somehow we managed to deal with it and proceeded with the harvest. There will be vintage 2016 wine, of course, but it remains to be seen just how it will turn out. Nevertheless, we remain optimistic. We’re enjoying what we feel is the most beautiful time of the year: autumn and the harvest. Regardless of the outcome, it’s exciting and fascinating. As always, you’re welcome to watch us work. Drop in and see for yourself how wine originates.


Balthasar Ress Nussbrunnen GG
Balthasar Ress Nussbrunnen GG
Original "BR FEIN SEI DER WEIN" - Softshell Jacke
Original "BR FEIN SEI DER WEIN" - Softshell Jacke
Original "BR FEIN SEI DER WEIN" - Kappen
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