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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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
20. September 2014
Spitzenweinversteigerung des VDP-Rheingau 2014
Am Samstag, den 20. September 2014, dreht sich im Kloster Eberbach wieder alles um den Erwerb erlesener Spitzenweine in Rahmen der VDP-Spitzenweinversteigerung. Dieses besondere Ereignis mit seiner ganz besonderen Atmosphäre sollten Sie nicht verpassen. Zur Versteigerung kommen ausschließlich ausgewählte und besonders rare Weine eines Jahrgangs

20. September 2014
Sterneküche im Gutshof Itterbach ...
... mit TV-Starkoch Frank Buchholz

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Latest media mentions
08. September 2014
2013 Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling, Grosses Gewächs - 92 Punkte

06. September 2014
Von Sylter Sonne verwöhnt

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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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