Size: 3,100 ha

Typical soils: limestone, pebbles, loess

Riesling proportion: approx. 80%

Despite its considerable size, Rheinghau actually belongs to the smaller German regions, yet globally it’s the most widely known wine region in Germany, besides the Mosel. Regarding its share of vineyard, the Rheingau is the most significant Riesling growing region in Germany, and subsequently in the world, with a lot lower average yield per hectare compared to the other German wine regions. The wines from here are more distinctive, more acidic and more mineral. The longevity of Rheingau Riesling is one of its most often mentioned characteristics. 


Balthasar Ress

Size: 48 ha

Typical grape varieties: 90% Riesling, 10% Pinot Noir


The aim of “slow wine” is to be the perfect reflection of the place of growth. Slow fermentation with its own yeast and ageing in barrels. It is slowly opening, refined and mineral, it brings an enormous difference in the glass within minutes. Full of excitement.