Fine wine tasting

Of course, a fine moment also includes fine wines. The perfect setting for this is a wine tasting at and with Balthasar Ress, moderated by our wine experts. A team member from the production department or competent viticulture students from Geisenheim University will guide you and your guests through our range of wines. Depending on availability, the owners of the wine estate, Stefan and Christian Ress, are also available as hosts and moderators on

request. High-caliber Balthasar Ress wines from various sites, grape varieties and vintages will be tasted and commented on. Whether in the fireplace hall of the manor house, the wine estate or in the modern Veritable Lounge, each wine tasting is arranged individually and takes place exclusively for you and your guests. The presentations can be offered in German, English and French.

The small wine tasting

Taste 6 wines from the different VDP.Classifications with up to 5 people in the Tasting Room in Hattenheim. For this we charge 12 € per person, which will be offset with a subsequent purchase in the Tasting Room (from 6 bottles per person).

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Small VDP - ABC. Duration approx. 1 hour. This wine tasting is dedicated to the different categories of the VDP classification. During this wine tasting you will learn in theory and on the tongue what makes the VDP wines. A sparkling wine and four Rieslings will be presented.

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Experience Balthasar Ress

150 years and five generations. Duration approx. 1.5 hours. Our philosophy is based on long tradition and experience. This wine tasting will provide insights into the history, wine styles and working methods of the estate. A sparkling wine and five Rieslings will be presented.

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First class and magnificent! Duration approx. 1.5 hours. This is about the top sites: VDP.ERSTE LAGE® and VDP.GROSSE LAGE®. Grapes for fine wines with special aging potential grow in these sites. A sparkling wine and five Rieslings are presented.

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The Ultimate

The »Caviar«, one of the great Pinots of the country, the cult Riesling cuvée »RESSpekt«, the rare »Söl´ring« sparkling wine from Sylt, are opened! Duration about two hours. A sparkling wine and five wines will be presented. The tasting ends with a brandy aged for 20 years.

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The treasury tasting

Finely matured. Duration approx. 2.5 hours. For this wine tasting, the Ress family opens its treasure chamber! A sparkling wine and six wines from different decades from the family treasure chamber are presented. A particularly exclusive arrangement, including noble sweet rarities.

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Wine tasting on the Rhine

Probably the most luxurious wine tasting. Duration by arrangement. A yacht will be chartered for up to 15 people. During the tasting by arrangement incl. snacks, lunch or dinner, you can enjoy the view of the wonderful Rheingau landscape from the yacht.

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