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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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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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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26. April 2014
Balthasar Ress Jahrgangspräsentation 2014 in Hattenheim
Wir freuen uns, am Samstag den 26.04.2014 für Sie unsere Tore zu öffnen! Verkosten Sie den neuen, herausragenden 2013er Jahrgang. Genießen Sie einen schönen Tag mit und bei uns.

27. April 2014
Besichtigung Gutshaus & wineBANK
Wir freuen uns, Sie am Sonntag, den 27.04.2014 zu einer Besichtigung unseres Gutshauses und der wineBANK einzuladen.

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09. April 2014
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07. April 2014
Wine Spectator
The BEST of BOTH WORLDS - despite a tricky 2012 vintage in Germany, both sweet and dry styles excel

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Latest news
02. April 2014
News from the wineBANK April 2014
The second wineBANKers’ table of the year was dedicated to up-and-coming vintners.

01. April 2014
Message from Christian Ress April 2014
There’s no doubt about it: spring has arrived and it’s living up to its name. If you’ve always wanted to know where the grapes for our wines grow, then join us for one of our tailor-made wine hikes.

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