Joh. Bapt. Schäfer

The estate Joh. Bapt. Schäfer is located in Burg Layen along the lower Nahe. Sebastian Schäfer took over from his father in 2002 and is the fourth generation of the family to run the estate. In the meantime, the estate comprises seven hectares (ca. 17 acres) of vines, sixty percent of which are Riesling, complemented by Pinots. Some of the Riesling vines are up to forty years old. They root deeply in the stony, weathered soils of the south-facing, steep slopes of the Pittermännchen and Goldloch sites in Dorsheim and Schlossberg in Burg Layen. Sebastian Schäfer strives to produce individualistic Rieslings that are rich in character and reflect their terroir perfectly. The overwhelming majority of the expressive, mineral wines are vinified dry. Lusciously sweet rarities, which number among the top wines of the Nahe, can be produced in some years.

Owner Sebastian Schäfer

Winemaker Sebastian Schäfer

VDP member since 2013

Hectares of vineyards 9,2

Bottle production 50 000

Grape varieties 61% Riesling, 30% Burgundersorten, 9% weitere Rebsorten

Geology tiefgründige Lehmböden mit Schiefer, Quarzit und Kieselsteinen durchsetzt

Vineyards Schlossberg, Burg Layen | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®
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Karthäuser, Laubenheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Growing area Nahe

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Burg Layen 8
55452 Rümmelsheim

Tel: +49 (0)6721/43552
Fax: +49 (0)6721/47841

E-Mail: schaefer(at)jbs-wein(dot)de