Built into the side of a picturesque hill atop the northernmost region of the famed Dry Creek Valley, Fritz Winery is a visionary wonder built ahead of its time by namesake Mr. Jay Arthur Fritz in the late 1970’s. This monumental Gaudi-style masterpiece represents a viticultural passion for sustainability, quality, and tradition. Today, Jay’s son Clayton runs the winery with the same dedication and enthusiasm to these core values.
Jay Fritz’s vision for a winery grounded in responsible stewardship is what has allowed the quality of the natural bounty of its 120+ acre estate to thrive for over 30 years. With a natural spring to supply simple irrigation, redwood groves to provide unique micro-climates, and a soil ideal for prized planting year after year, the Fritz terroir provides for a caliber of wine unrivaled.
It was Jay Fritz’s fidelity to sustainability and quality that ultimately made the Fritz Winery what it is today. The company’s respect for the vineyards, and tradition of artisan, hand-crafted wine making continue today as both a testament to its founding principles and commitment to the future. Today, Clay Fritz, winemaker Brad Longton, and the rest of the Fritz Winery Family work tirelessly to ensure that they continue to deliver wines that truly impress.