Family


Drei Generationen im Weinberg
Blick durch die Weinberge auf Graach an der Mosel
Willi und Christoph Schaefer
Blick durch die Weinberge auf Graach an der Mosel
Die jüngste Generation von Traubenexperten
Blick durch die Weinberge auf Graach an der Mosel
Blick durch die Weinberge auf Graach an der Mosel

Weingut Willi Schaefer always has been run as a small family estate. We are very happy to build on the hard work and passion of countless generations. The winery, as it exists today, is also the life’s work of Martha (1924–2013) and Willibrord Schaefer (1912–1995). In the difficult post-war period, they built today’s manor and farm buildings and produced even at that time outstanding wines.
Willibrord’s son, Willi (who was born in 1949), the current senior, was responsible for his first harvest in 1971, then still with his father.
Today, Willi and his son, Christoph, focus mainly on the vineyards and the cellar. Christoph’s wife, Andrea, takes care of the office work and their lively two young sons. Willi’s wife, Esther, jumps in wherever she is needed. Christoph and Andrea, who met during their viticulture studies in Geisenheim, benefit both from the wealth of experience from Willi. Christoph joined the family estate as co-owner in 2002.