Stefan and Christian Ress are the fourth and fifth generation. Christian Ress has been responsible for the management of the family business since 2010. Oliver Schmid joined the Estate in 2014 as a Vineyard Manager. In 2018, Oliver became Operations Manager, taking on the responsibility of the entire production and hence, together with the support of cellar master Stephan Sänger, making Balthasar Ress wines what they are today.
Philosophy: To understand what makes these natural wines special and how they are produced, the winery has summarised their philosophy of natural wines: Only healthy, physiologically ripe grapes are used. The must is naturally pre-clarified - without clarification aids. Fermentation takes place without the addition of pure yeasts. The wine is left on the lees for at least 12 months. The wine is not fined and not filtered. The wine is not or only minimally sulphurised (max. 40 mg/l total SO²).
Vineyard Size50 Hectares
Total Winery Production29,166 cases
Grapes Planted (Red)Pinot noir
Grapes Planted (White)Riesling, Pinot blanc
Something RandomThe key to individual and high-quality wines lies in the vineyards and the understanding of not just nature, but also the needs of the vines themselves. Craftsmanship here being of primary importance, but also respect. This is one of the reasons for their decision to become organic wine producers, having now been officially and fully certified since 2019
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