Fritz Wassmer – fruit, veg and big wines

Fritz Wassmer terraced vineyard in Baden, Germany

A big name in Baden, inspired by techniques learnt at the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

If you Google the name Wassmer in combination with the commune of Bad Krozingen-Schlatt in the Markgräflerland district of Baden, you may be surprised by some of the results. To start off with, you will find not just one, but two entries, one for Fritz, the other for his brother Martin Wassmer.

It may also be the case that you are not immediately led to a wine estate, but to a strawberry-growing enterprise or even an asparagus farm. The last two were the main...