The Winery

Located in the heart of the town of Bad Dürkheim, the Fitz-Ritter estate includes both the renowned VDP winery and the oldest Sekt (sparkling wine) production in the Pfalz.

The extensive grounds with its neo-classical estate house, the historical gardens and the “RebArena” event location, lie surrounded by the “House Vineyard”, the Rittergarten and is a focal point in the local scene.

The wines are a reflection of their distinctive origin . All 62 acres (25 hektar) of vineyards are farmed organically (EU-certified: DE-ÖKO-039) to ensure sustainability and natural purity. This includes famous vineyard names such as the Michelsberg, Herrenberg, Spielberg and the Monopol vineyard Abtsfronhof.

Founding Member

Tradition & Innovation

Johann Fitz has been managing all aspects of the winery since 2007. The 230-year-old tradition has played a role in all his decision making which reflects his conviction that history is not a burden, but rather a welcome responsibility.

The remodeling of the historic cross vaulted barn with an addion of a modern winter garden for classy events was completed in 2008. In 2013 the tasting rooms were redesigned and connected to the wine cellars and the estate garden to offer a unique experience for visitors.

The winery offers its rooms and garden for rent for your event.

Tours and wine tastings are offered for groups by appointment.

VDP Predicate Winery

More than 100 years ago, the Fitz-Ritter winery was a founding member of the elite association of predicate wine growers - VDP -  (Verband Deutscher Prädicatsweingüter).

Only the 200 member wineries may exhibit the symbol of the Eagle on the capsules of their bottles. This is a guarantee for uncompomised wine enjoyment -  and that the contents are among the finest wines from one of the most renowned wineries of Germany.  The members of the VDP are carefully chosen according to strict quality standards. (more)