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Riesling unites our family for generations, with nature and around the world.

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The Willi Schaefer Estate was always led as a family business.
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Proven by clerical documents the Schaefers are winegrowers since 1590.
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Best vineyard sites in Graach and Wehlen are the fundament for our passion.
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“The Schaefers are a true Mosel Riesling winemaking dynasty… That such a small place could be home to sme of the world’s greatest wines and, in fact, one of the finest producers of Riesling on the planet, might be a bit surprising. However, if you know anything about these steep Devonian slate slopes and the reputation of Weingut Willi Schaefer, you’ll understand that Graach indeed sits on hallowed ground.“
„Ever since I have been drinking wine, I have been drinking Rieslings from Willi Schaefer. No Riesling is brighter, finer, more heavenly or more incomprehensible and yet stands with its feet in the slate that produces unmistakable wines of absolute world class in the Graacher Himmelreich and Graacher Domprobst. One would recognize their smoky spiciness even in one’s sleep and immediately want to open a bottle of Kabinett! The 2021 vintage was small in volume, but the qualities were superb! I didn’t study any wines longer this year than the 2021s from Christoph and Andrea Schaefer. Namely, the Kabinett Rieslings from this cool vintage are terrific. Although not dry, I first understood the darker-toned Domprobst in particular as a full-blown food wine, as deep and complex as it is for all its lightness. Great art, distributed over two fuders: AP#1 and AP#3. This is too little for the world, but to never forget the wine again, one sip is enough.“
Awarded with 5 of 5 F

"Welcome to the summit! This year we have raised the ratings for the extraordinary and characterful Riesling wines, produced by the small, traditional family estate in 2021. In his sustainably produced Graach and Wehlen Rieslings, Christoph Schaefer presents impressively how the Mosel-typical residual sugar can be transformed into infatuating elegance and that immense juiciness can be in a wine if it is made by skilled and talented hands. Just magnificent. Mosel at its best!"
100 Points
2021 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #13

100 Points
2021 Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese GK #21

99 Points
2021 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #01
"… 2020 is clearly an excellent vintage for wines of this style in the Mosel. They remind us of the excellent 2017s, but the best of them, like the Kabinetts from Willi Schaefer, are even more extraordinary…“