The Joachim Bäumer (J.Bäumer) wine brand was born in the Rheingau in the 1950’s and acquired by the Ress family in 1957 as an extension of their proprietary Rheingau holdings. The J.Bäumer wines today are produced locally under contract and with direct oversight by the award winning winemaking team at Balthasar Ress.
It is said that you can taste the land where the grapes are grown in wine, and never is this truer than in the wines of
Germany's Rhine River valley. The soil in the area is rocky and the weather tends to be fairly temperate. These
conditions of soil and temperature give the region's wine its characteristic mineral notes, as well as providing the acidity
that balances out the flavors of the wines.
Rheinhessen lies in a valley of rolling hills, bordered on the west by the Nahe River and on the north and east by
the Rhine. This 20 by 30 mile area between the winegrowing communities of Worms, Alzey, Mainz and Bingen is
the largest of the German winegrowing regionsand its production is second only to that of the Pfalz. Rheinhessen's
climate is relatively mild. The region receives about 20 inches of rain per year, and temperatures are moderate.