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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06.06.2017 - 12.06.2017
Die Hattenheimer Weinfässer I / 2017
In dieser Woche schenkt Balthasar Ress wieder an den Hattenheimer Weinfässer aus!

12. June 2017
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Latest media mentions
17. April 2017
heute.de
"Orange Wine" - Eine neue Farbe im Weinglas sorgt für Aufregung

14. February 2017
jamessuckling.com
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Latest news
06. March 2017
News March 2017
The new year has started on a splendid note for us. The renowned German-based wine guide "Wein-Plus" has added us to its select circle of “three-star” wine estates.

15. December 2016
News December 2016
Christmas lies just around the corner...a time of the year that affords us an opportunity for a preliminary review of 2016. As in every year, Mother Nature kept us on our toes.

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