Winemaker events at mesa Restaurant
Best Wines presented by enthusiastic Winemakers
Engage in conversation with young and enthusiastic winemakers at mesa restaurant. In a cosy and relaxing atmosphere the winemakers will present their best wines. Relax, enjoy, laugh and taste as the winemakers host a memorable evening with wine tasting and German cuisine.
The price per person is €55, including wines and dishes selected by the chef. Water and coffee are excluded.
Since 13 January 2011, mesa proudly calls itself the Riesling Lounge of the German Wine Institute.
Upcoming Winemaker Events
15 March: vineyard Thörle
Meet the young brothers, Christoph and Johannes Thörle, who took over the vineyard of their parents in 2006. The brothers want to achieve authenticity – with their wines and of course, while meeting you at a winemakers table at mesa restaurant.
The 19 hectare large business was newly aligned – through an intensification in the wine valleys, a reduction of the yield and a selection of hand-picked grapes, the quality of the wines was increased. According to the Gault Millau Guide 2014, the vineyard is among the top ten vineyards in Rhine-Hesse. The vineyards are located at the Saulheimer, in individual layers at Hölle, Schlossberg and Probstey. The calcium deposits are especially high in the northern layers of Rhine-Hesse.
High amounts of salt, minerals and flavour are the characteristics of the Thörle wines. Due to the high level of calcium in the grounds, the brothers focus on classical vine varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner and Burgundy.
25 April: vineyard Rux
The winemakers table at vineyard Rux promises to be exciting and entertaining.
The vineyard is led under a long family tradition but still presents itself as young and creative – even in the area of events, such as the musical 1950’s style dinner in July 2013 with wine and food shows.
Best quality is achieved through the use of the old planted grapes from the terraced layers of the Cannstatter Zuckerles. The production of the wine is without exception based on handwork.
Since 2009 you can enjoy the classic German Riesling, the rustic Swabian, from up to 100 year-old grapes based on Trollinger, the new Pinot Noir and the mineral Sauvignon Blanc. The flavourings are unique and range from simple to complex.
16 May: vineyard Zelt
Vineyard Zelt is a traditional family-run company, now in its fourth generation, that devotes itself to growing wines. The Vinum awarded one of the St.Laurent wines with the German Red Wine Prize 2008.
The wine grower, Mario Zelt, has completed a two-year winemakers’ programme and on top of that he has studied oenology. In addition, he took the opportunity to do internships abroad in renowned establishments in France, Austria and South Africa.
The biggest part of the vineyard is located in the extraordinary areas of Laumersheim and Großkarlbach.
The vineyard is especially experienced in the processing of first-class red wines, which result from the classic fermenting mash. The grapes for white wines are stored in a temperature-controlled environment for several months at least during fermentation.
20 June: vineyard Anette Closheim
Anette Closheim was the first female winemaker to gain the “Weinwelt” award of “Riesling - discovery of the year”. In just a couple of years she made a name for herself as a winemaker. Now she is visiting us in our mesa restaurant.
Her professional career is impressive. She studied wine business management and as a product manager she was responsible for the marketing of single malt whiskies and premium vodka.
Her wines and especially the experienced tasters benefit from her versatile experience. At the vineyard of her family, close to the Nahe, she plants very ripe grapes for a pure, clear wine selection.
Her focus lies on white Burgundy, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Cuvée Red
17 October: vineyard BattenfeldSpanier
Meet a wine maker with obstinacy: Hans-Oliver Spanier from the BattenfeldSpanier vineyard in Rhine-Hesse is well known for wines that have their own character. The wines, from organic viticulture, come from the best grapes, which owe their full flavour to the mineral-rich chalky soil of the Frauenberg wine region.
Spanier sees himself as a maker of “stony wine” whose defined goal is the production of Riesling of the highest quality. He produces 70,000 bottles of wine annually. The vineyard is a member of both ECOVIN (the Federal Association of Ecologically Working Vineyards) and the VDP (the Association of German Special Quality Wines).
The specialities of the vineyard are Riesling, Sylvaner and the white and red Burgundy.
Read more about vineyard BattenfeldSpanier.
21 November: vineyard Balthasar-Ress
Get to know Christian Ress, who is already the fifth generation in the family business. In 2010 he took over the responsibility for the business operations of the Balthasar-Ress vineyard. The Ress family has been located in Hattenheim for decades. Over the generations the family was well known for their butcher’s business “butcher Ress”, which still exists.
In 1870 Balthasar Ress founded the guesthouse Ress and therefore laid the foundation for a long gastronomic tradition as well as vineyard. With the start of the gastronomic activities in 1870, the family offered their first wines, which they called “Von Unserm” (of us). The vineyard has a size of about 46 hectares.
About 90% of the ground is planted with Riesling, and they also plant Pinot Noir and White Burgundy.
Read more about vineyard Balthasar-Ress.
In December: vineyard Markus Schneider
In December 2014, indulge in conversation with winemaker Markus Schneider at mesa restaurant. Markus Schneider is no typical traditional winemaker; he formed his parental grapes supplier business into a flourishing vineyard. In 2002 he was rewarded with the “Newcomer Trophy” of Der Feinschmecker. Alongside the honour of “Discovery of the Year” (Gault Millau), he was awarded “Wine entrepreneur of the Year” by Meininger Verlag in 2013.
A total of 720,000 bottles per year are produced, equally between white and red wine.
The 80-year old Portuguese vines provide deep, juicy red wines with a creamy chocolate note and are the pride of the winemaker. Even his white wines like Riesling, Chardonnay or Grauburgunder are unmistakable.
Date to be advised.
For further information or to make a reservation, please call us on +49 30 2553 1572 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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