Winemaker events at mesa Restaurant
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
5 September: vineyard Zehnthof
The Luckert family cultivates about 17 hectares of vineyard, located in Sulzfeld and part of a completely ecological wine-making process. Since the 1960s, the vineyard has pressed wine through classical mash fermentation, and 100% wood barrel upgrading of the dense, vigorous and distinctive plants: a family business with a sense of tradition.
The vineyard relies on “franconian muschelkalk” which makes the wines especially complex and racy, and fit to stand alongside the finest premium red wines. Red wines from this cool climate are completely through-fermented and have no tastable sugar content, and are characterised by an intense colour, a high concentration of ripe tannins and a great structure.
The most important grape variety of the vineyard Zehnthof is Silvaner followed by pinot blanc, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and pinot noir.
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.
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.
12 December: vineyard Jochen Dreissigacker
In December 2014, indulge in conversation with winemaker Jochen Dreissigacker at mesa restaurant. Several years ago the congenial winemaker had the opportunity to take over the family estate and to make wine by his very personal ideas, he made a decision: "From well-done wine I wanted to grow outstanding wine, with an exciting, agreeable and strong character." Discover special wines of outstanding quality in mesa.
For further information or to make a reservation, please call us on +49 30 2553 1572 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.