Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen
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.

Category: Classified vineyard
Total size of vineyard: 16,9 ha (41.8 acres)
Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:   0,2 ha (0.5 acres)
Grape variety:   Riesling
Exposure / Slope:   south to southwest, 8%
Soil:   Medium-deep and deep slate soil, deep loess and loess-loam.




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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.
Next event
07. September 2014
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung mit Sektempfang, Weinverkostung und kleinem Rheingauer Vesper-Snack.

06.09.2014 - 07.09.2014
Verkostung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE® in der Vinothek in Hattenheim
Vorstellung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE®.

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Latest media mentions
18. August 2014
FinanzNachrichten.de
Hamburger Gourmetnacht auf MS EUROPA

31. July 2014
Kulinariker - Das Magazin für mehr Genuss.
Balthasar Ress: Fokus auf Qualität

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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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