"... Andrea and Christoph Schaefer produced a very tiny but oh so breathtaking line-up of wines in the 2021 vintage. The wines show great purity, finesse, but also huge presence and energy, and really show the best of the Mosel can offer, with lightness and complexity... The fruity-styled wines are all modern-day classics and true majestic Mosel wines...!
Mosel Fine Wines, Ausgabe 62, June 2022
„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.“
Five Favorite Wines of 2022 Germany, Robert Parker Wine Advocat - Stephan Reinhardt
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!"
Der Feinschmecker Die 500 besten Weingüter in Deutschland 2023
Robert Parker, Wine Advocat Stephan Reinhardt, August 2022
"… 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…“
James Suckling - Stuart Pigott, 18th September 2021