Ritmerk, place with noble wine canes growing on a modest yet blessed by the sun top of the hill.
Ethimological root of the word comes from german "Ritenberg", that could be separately written as verb "ritten" - "to ride" and noun "das Berg" - "mountain".
Hills name was asumingly given by the Knights of the Cross. The Knights of the Cross were shortly after their formation in 13. century AC headed towards holy grounds in Palestine. The story goes that the path they were on was taking them through these hills and on the finest of them all they've put a post and named it after the great place itself - "Jerusalem". We can't say for shure that their enthusiasm for naming places has anything to do with excellence of our wines at that time, yet the strong presence of their expertise on the subject could be well seen and is substantilly documented.
The hill of "Ritmerk" was presumably a supervisory post with a horse stall. That would make a lot of sense since there's a brilliant viewpoint from the top and one can really enjoy nice and vibrating suroundings of forest, vineyard hills and valey.