The origin of the site's name is open to theory. On the one hand, Wisselbrunnen could
derive from "Wiesel," i.e. weasel, or "Wiese," meaning meadow. Others see an affinity with
the Latin "fistula," or pipe(s), in reference to the "Brunnen," or spring, located there.
The vineyard lies 100 meters/328 feet above sea level and faces south-southwest, an optimal
position for absorbing solar radiation. Wisselbrunnen's light, Tertiary marl soils have a
good water balance so that even in very dry years, grapes can ripen extremely well.
|Total size of vineyard:
||16,9 ha (41.8 acres)
|Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:
||0,2 ha (0.5 acres)
|Exposure / Slope:
||south to southwest, 8%
Medium-deep and deep slate soil, deep
loess and loess-loam.
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02. June 2014
Message from Christian Ress June 2014
If statistics and surveys are credible, then Germans are “world champions” when it comes to travel. They travel more frequently and extensively than any other people on earth. Parts of the Balearic Islands (Majorca and Ibiza) and the Canary Islands have long been inundated by German tourists, and even far-away places, like Thailand, the Caribbean, and South Africa, are common destinations.
02. June 2014
News June 2014
Never before have we harvested as many grapes in our vineyard on Sylt as in 2013. This meant we could bottle the complete harvest in full-sized (0.75 l) bottles, whereas our 2012 vintage was only available as “wine in tubes".
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