Hattenheimer Schützenhaus
West of the village, directly above the Pfaffenberg site, Schützenhaus faces south-southwest and rises in altitude from 100 meters/328 feet above sea level (slightly sloping) to about 150 meters/492 feet. The site is relatively long and slopes toward the west, thereby protecting it (in German, "sch�tzen") from cold easterly winds. The name probably derives from a vineyard hut ("Haus") that afforded the vineyard "keepers" who watched over the vineyards prior to the harvest a shelter during inclement weather. The vineyard "guards" used blank cartridge pistols to ward off starlings from munching on the tasty sweet grapes. The soils in the meadows closer to the Rhine consist partly of deep loess and loess-loam, and partly of Tertiary marl mixtures. Because they are deep, they are able to store considerable water reserves - especially valuable in dry years to ensure the vines' water and nutrient supplies, and crucial to producing wines with high extract values.

Category: Classified vineyard
Total size of vineyard: 52,1 ha (128.7 acres)
Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:   5,6 ha (13.8 acres)
Grape variety:   Riesling
Exposure / Slope:   south to southwest, 2-10%
Soil:   The site is relatively long and slopes toward the west, thereby protecting it from cold easterly winds. Because the soils are deep, they are able to store considerable water reserves.




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31. August 2015
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06. September 2015
Zauberbergfest
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23. August 2015
handelsblatt.com
„Online steigen noch viel größere Player ein“ - Was macht Unternehmer in der Weinbranche erfolgreich? Antworten auf diese Fragen gibt ein neues Buch. Mitautor Alexander Schreck erklärt, welche Voraussetzungen man mitbringen sollte.

20. August 2015
Rheingau Echo
Harmonisches Duo: Sextett Festival Gebäck und Festival Riesling - Kooperation zwischen Rheingau Musik Festival, Bäcker Dries und Weingut Baltosar Ress wird fortgesetzt

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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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