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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Die Zeitschrift "Beef" bezeichnet in schlicht als "Messias", andere nennen ihn gar "Fleischgott".

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14. Internationale Höchster-Weinmesse 2016
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Latest media mentions
20. October 2016
Finesse September l Oktober 2016
Besondere Weingüter — klein, aber oho!

20. October 2016
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Deutsche Riesling-Klassiker

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Latest news
18. October 2016
News October 2016
This is the time of year when we always receive the first evaluations of our VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE (great growth wines).

01. August 2016
News August 2016
In recent years, our communication with you has nearly always focused on the great challenges of the growing season and our special efforts to cope with them – be it extreme rainfall during the harvest, periods of heat and drought, frost or hail. Mother Nature is always good for surprises, even though they somehow occur time and again.

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