About us

The family history is based on Balthasar Ress' desire to be a host. In 1870, he founded the Guesthouse Ress in Hattenheim, laying the foundation not only for a long gastronomic tradition and hospitality in the Rheingau, but also for what would later become the Balthasar Ress VDP wine estate. 140 years later, Christian Ress took over responsibility for the wine estate, which during his leadership became the largest organic wine estate in Hessen in 2019. To date, the wine estate is wholly owned by the family, with Stefan and Christian Ress as the fourth and fifth generations of owners. "We remain a family-owned and operated wine estate today - guided by Balthasar's original motivation to be a good host." says Christian Ress

Fine wines

We create fine Rieslings and fine Pinot Noirs for wine enthusiasts worldwide, always following Balthasar's maxim >>And Fine Be The Wine!<<. The distinctive combination of top Rheingau vineyards, certified organic viticulture and gentle artisanal winemaking methods make our wines so fine.

We are one of the few Rheingau wineries that own vineyards in top locations throughout the Rheingau from Assmannshausen to Hattenheim. Vineyards with extremely high potential for fine wines. We work organically and follow Balthasar's original maxim >>And Pure Be The Wine!<<. This is good for the taste, for the vine, for the soil, for the flora and fauna and for the people - especially for the people who work for us. We act responsibly towards the environment and society in order to pass on a sustainable winery to future generations.

Fine Moments

It is a great pleasure for us to create fine moments with fine wines. In doing so, we follow always our 3rd maxim >>And Fine Be The Moment!<<.

Fine moments in the form of convivial evenings and stimulating conversations can be experienced in our wine bars in Wiesbaden and in the "Neue Altstadt" in Frankfurt. Here you can enjoy our fine wines in a stylish atmosphere and urban ambience, as well as small regional dishes. In our Wine Shop in Hattenheim you can, accompanied by our competent wine consultants, discover and taste the wide variety of our portfolio.

These are places of conviviality, hospitality and fine moments.

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