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
11. March 2015
WeinbarTreff in der Balthasar Ress Weinbar & Vinothek III/2015
Rheingauer Wein-Hoheiten - Weinkönigin Katharina Fladung und Ihre Weinprinzessin Stephanie Gönder

15.03.2015 - 17.03.2015
ProWein - Internationale Fachmesse 2015 Düsseldorf
Vom 15.3. bis zum 17.3.2015 öffnet die Messe Düsseldorf wieder ihre Pforten zur größten Fachmesse für Wein und Spirituosen.

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Latest media mentions
28. January 2015
BILD Hamburg
Exclusiv - Promi-Geheimclub unter der Alten Post

03. January 2015
Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung
Ress betreibt erste Mainzer wineBANK

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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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