Founded in 1870 by the Rheingau hotelier BALTHASAR RESS, the wine estate numbers among the large, family operated enterprises in the Rheingau today. VDP member since 1989 and consistently high standards of performance and reliability have been hallmarks of the winery since its founding. Today the estate is run by the fifth generation of the founder family.
The grapes are selectively harvested by hand in several stages. Spontaneous fermentation take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a little exposure to oxygen as possible, in order to preserve fruit aromas.

The top vineyard within the Ress Estate is the "Nussbrunnen" in Hattenheim. The name derives from a fountain, that was once surrounded by nut trees. The vineyard has a South-Southeast exposure and lies weil protected from northerly winds on the lower reaches of the slope. lts special soil conditions, e.g. deep loam-loess soils that guarantee an excellent water balance, as weil as the prevailing microclimate , are among the reasons that Nussbrunnen is such a wonderful site that enable grapes to consistently yield top quality of a world class Riesling.