Lease your own vine with Balthasar Ress

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Sekt (sparkling wine) was first produced at the estate in the 80ies. Its sparkling wines are subject to the same exacting standards the Ress family adheres to in their production of still wines. Whether still or sparkling, the goal is to bring out a thoroughly typical varietal and vintage character in the wine. Therefore, each Balthasar Ress Sekt is made from vintage-dated, single varietal wines.

Riesling is the traditional and most important grape variety in the Rheingau. As such, this is the varietal the Ress family uses for much of its Sekt production. A Riesling Sekt is especially refreshing - usually more so than a Champagne - thanks not only to its effervescence, but also because of the Riesling's fresh and fruity acidity. For this reason, Riesling Sekt is a sparkling delight, particularly in summer. Typical Riesling aromas (peach, grapefruit) are reflected in the Sekt.

Champagne lovers will recognize familiar aromas in the Pinot Sekts of the Ress family (Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir), cuvées of 100% Pinot Blanc or Pinot Noir grapes that were processed like white wine grapes.....not unlike many Champagnes. Because the red Pinot Noir wine grapes are pressed immediately after harvesting and not left in contact with the skins, the red pigments in the grapes' skins are not released and the juice remains white - hence the name "Blanc de Noir" (white wine from red grapes).

Clemens von Eltz
Phone: +49 (0)6723-9195-115
Fax: +49 (0)6723-9195-91
Cellphone: +49 (0)177-2920520
E-mail: clemens.von.eltz @
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Mats Genheimer
Phone: +49 (0)6723-9195-110
Fax: +49 (0)6723-9195-91
Cellphone: +49 (0)171-1973694
E-mail: mats.genheimer @
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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.
Next event
07. September 2014
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung mit Sektempfang, Weinverkostung und kleinem Rheingauer Vesper-Snack.

06.09.2014 - 07.09.2014
Verkostung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE® in der Vinothek in Hattenheim
Vorstellung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE®.

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Latest media mentions
18. August 2014
Hamburger Gourmetnacht auf MS EUROPA

31. July 2014
Kulinariker - Das Magazin für mehr Genuss.
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Latest news
01. August 2014
Message from Christian Ress August 2014
The 39th annual Rheingau Wine Week festival will take place from Friday, 8 August, through Sunday, 17 August, in Wiesbaden.

01. August 2014
News August/September 2014
The traditional wine auctions are an annual highlight in the VDP calendar of events. In the Rheingau, the auction on Saturday, 20 September 2014 at Kloster Eberbach is a very special event not to be missed. The former monastery provides a unique setting for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs to sample and acquire specially selected wines and rarities, in particular.

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