The "RHEINGAU HELD" helps up-and-coming artists

The "RHEINGAU HELD" helps young artists

The Rheingau Music Festival and VDP.Weingut Balthasar Ress present a jointly conceived Rheingau Riesling to support and promote young artists

The close relationship between the Rheingau Music Festival and the Balthasar Ress Winery stems from the friendship that has existed for decades between festival founder Michael Herrmann and Stefan Ress, co-owner of the Balthasar Ress Winery.

The managing director of the Rheingau Music Festival, Count Marsilius von Ingelheim, and Christian Ress, managing director and co-owner of the Balthasar Ress Winery, are determined to continue cultivating this connection. Their first joint project was already decided on during their first personal meeting in spring 2021: A wine to support and promote young up-and-coming musicians whose young careers have often suffered, or are in danger of suffering, a bitter setback as a result of the Corona crisis.

The wine will be called "RHEINGAU HELD". "Here, the wine is not to be understood as a hero, but rather the wine drinker who chooses this wine. He becomes with his contribution the hero of the culture in the Rheingau!" explains Christian Ress the catchy name, which is emblazoned in large letters on the label.

Of the retail price (recommended retail price €12.90) of each bottle of Rheingau Riesling trocken from the house of Balthasar Ress, €1.00 net goes to the Rheingau Music Festival initiative.

Count Marsilius von Ingelheim explains: "The Rheingau Music Festival has been promoting young talent in the music industry for many years. Especially at the present time, it is particularly important for young artists to be given opportunities to perform in order to be able to further develop their own careers. This is exactly where we come in with our support programs and prepare the stages for the stars of tomorrow to present their own art. Help that goes directly to where it is needed."

The "RHEINGAU HELD" will be available immediately not only in the Balthasar Ress online store at the web address www.rheingau-held.de, but also at many other retailers, restaurants and grocers in the region.

Oliver Schmid, the operations manager at Balthasar Ress, is quite enthusiastic about "his" dry Rheingau Riesling: "The wine has everything that makes a genuine Rheingau Riesling so distinctive: hints of bright fruit, such as apple and peach, paired with fresh citrus aromas on the nose, rounded off by spicy herbal notes and a touch of minerality and fine grip! The "RHEINGAU HELD" is simply fun to drink!"


For collectors there is still a very interesting offer:

Until 31.7.2021, the "RHEINGAU HELD" can also be pre-ordered in large formats. The filling by hand and the delivery of these limited and individually numbered bottles will only take place after the order acceptance period has expired. The following formats are offered:

  • 3 liters 89,00 € limited to 100 pieces 10,00 € net / fl. go to the RMF
  • 6 liters 199,00 € limited to 50 pieces 20,00 € net / fl. go to the RMF
  • 12 liters 499,00 € limited to 10 pieces 50,00 € net / fl. go to the RMF
  • 26 liters 4.490,00 € limited to 3 pieces 500,00 € net / fl. go to the RMF

The large formats can be pre-ordered online at www.balthasarress.de/shop/grosse-formate/.


About the Rheingau Music Festival:

The Rheingau Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and hosts over 170 concerts each year throughout the region from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden to the Middle Rhine Valley. Unique cultural monuments such as Eberbach Monastery, Johannisberg Palace, Vollrads Palace or the Kurhaus Wiesbaden as well as picturesque wineries are transformed every summer into concert stages for stars of the international classical music scene and interesting up-and-coming artists from classical music and jazz to cabaret and world music. In over 30 years, the Rheingau and its festival have become a center of attraction for music enthusiasts from all over the world in a unique interplay of culture and nature, music, enjoyment and the joy of life.


About the Balthasar Ress Winery:

Balthasar Ress wanted to be a host - that's how it all began in 1870. A courageous and capable young man named Balthasar founded the "Gasthof Ress" on Hauptstraße in Hattenheim, laying the foundation not only for a long gastronomic tradition and hospitality in the Rheingau, but also for today's VDP.Weingut Balthasar Ress. Since that time, the Ress family has lived in the tradition of being good hosts and creating fine moments with fine wines. Today, the winery manages a total of around 55 hectares of vineyards in many of the Rheingau's top locations, but also owns land in Rheinhessen and the famous vineyard on Sylt. Balthasar Ress has been eco-certified since the 2019 vintage, making it currently the largest certified organic winery in Hesse.


Distribution partners and the "RHEINGAU HELD" pouring catering establishments:

Online stores


Wine Bars (here also a non-binding tasting is possible)

Balthasar Ress Vinothek, Rheinallee 50, 65347 Hattenheim, Germany
Balthasar Ress Wine Bar & Vinothek, Mauergasse 10, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany
Balthasar Ress Weinbar & Vinothek, Markt 13a, 60311 Frankfurt (New Old Town)


Crass Castle, Freygäßchen 1, 65343 Eltville on the Rhine
Kurhaus Gastronomy, Kurhausplatz 1, 65189 Wiesbaden
Kronenschlösschen, Rheinallee, 65347 Eltville- Hattenheim
Adlerwirtschaft, main street 31, 65347 Eltville-Hattenheim
Zum Krug, main street 34, 65347 Eltville-Hattenheim
Wine tavern Schloss Groenesteyn, Oberstraße 36, 65399 Kiedrich
Fine Sparklings, Aulgasse 10, 65399 Kiedrich
Rhine Lounge, Hafenweg 7, 65201 Wiesbaden / Schierstein harbor
Country house Diedert, Am Kloster Klarenthal 9, 65195 Wiesbaden
Pier 511, Eltville Platz von Montrichard 2, 65343 Eltville
Balthasar Ress Wine Bar & Vinothek, Mauergasse 10, 65183 Wiesbaden
Balthasar Ress Weinbar & Vinothek, Markt 13a, 60311 Frankfurt (New Old Town)

Grocery store

Edeka Southwest
Edeka Nolte, Bierstadter Str. 53, 65189 Wiesbaden
Edeka Nolte, Danziger Str. 24, 65191 Wiesbaden
Hit, Liebigstrasse 9, 63225 Langen
Hit Hochheim, Nordenstädter Str. 33, 65239 Hochheim am Main
Hit Wiesbaden, Hasengartenstrasse 25, 65189 Wiesbaden
Hit store, Mörfelder Landstrasse 129, 60598 Frankfurt am Main
Hit, Frankfurter Landstr. 1, 61352 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe
Hit, Wiesbadener Str. 58, 65510 Idstein


Press contacts for further information, picture material etc.


Rheingau Music Festival

Marsilius Count of Ingelheim

Managing Director

Tel: 067 23 91 77-12

Mobile: 0175 52 66 774

E-mail: voningelheim@rheingau-musik-festival.de


Rheingau Music Festival Concert Ltd.

Rheinallee 1

65375 Oestrich-Winkel


Photos provided may be used and printed free of charge in connection with reporting on the "RHEINGAU HELD", provided the name of the photographer "Adrian Vesenbeck" is given. In this case, we ask for a specimen copy or proof.

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