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The white grape variety is a seedling of unknown origin. Synonyms are Moselle grape, and possibly also rosary grape and white rosary. The name refers to the Palatinate landowner and champagne maker Georg Peter Fitz (1792-1867), who brought the vine from Franconia. In the community of Ellerstadt there is still a family villa building where various grape varieties as well as the Fitzrebe are cultivated in the park. It was called a garden cluster at the beginning of the 20th century, that is Zierrebe mentioned, which was grown around the community Bad Dürkheim.

Around 1930, the area under cultivation in the Palatinate was still around 20 hectares. According to the certified biologist Andreas Young the Fitzrebe can also be found in some vineyards around Heidelberg (Baden). He thinks it is on Geilweilerhof there is a similar vine called rosary grape. You could also with that of Franz Xaver Debris (1800-1858) variety described by Weißer Hudler. Jung assumes an origin in Istria or Slavonia. The productive vine produces rather undemanding wines.

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