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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30. March 2015
wineBANKer´s Table
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26. April 2015
Besichtigung Gutshaus & wineBANK Rheingau
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Latest media mentions
31. March 2015
Wine Spectator
2013 Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen GG trocken - 89 Punkte.

31. March 2015
Wine Spectator
2013 Balthasar Ress Rheingau >>Von Unserm<< Riesling trocken - 89 Punkte

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Latest news
02. February 2015
Message from Christian Ress February/March 2015
An exciting year lies behind us and based on experience, the new year promises to be no less exciting.

02. February 2015
Employee profile February/March 2015
Tatjana Engel has rejoined our team to resume responsibility for PR and marketing at the wine estate following the birth of her daughter Clara.

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