In 2009, Stefan Ress, father of owner and managing director Christian Ress, took part in a tender by the state of 10 hectares of cultivation rights with a specific viticulture project in one of the most northerly locations in Germany - Keitum on the island of Sylt - and was ultimately awarded 3,000 m² of cultivation rights.
Shortly after gaining the cultivation rights, the fungus-resistant grape variety "Solaris" was planted in Keitum on Sylt at the 55th parallel. Fungus-resistant grape varieties are gaining more and more acceptance. Compared to classic grape varieties, they are many times more robust and can therefore not only withstand the fresh North Sea weather, they even feel visibly at home on the island.
Nestled in a small depression and surrounded on three sides by tall vegetation, our Keitum vineyard is protected from the harsh winds. The microclimate, with on average more hours of sunshine than here in the Rheingau, ensures the optimal development of our precocious Solaris grapes. In 2013, the first harvest took place. The first wine from Sylt, named "SÖL'RING", was launched in spring 2014. Since the 2019 vintage, the "SÖL'RING" sparkling wine extra brut is created from the Sylt grapes .