Our winery has been family-run for four generations. It is situated in Burg Layen on the Nahe river, in one of Germany’s smaller wine-growing regions. However, owing to its terroir-driven distinctive Rieslings, it is now one of the most renowned.


"... es zeigt ganz klar die Klasse von Sebastian Schäfer, der verantwortlich für die Weine und den Stil des Hauses zeichnet. Bei den Rieslingen sind wir sehr angetan und überzeugt von der Eleganz und Präzision der Weine, egal ob es ein Ortswein ein Erstes oder Großes Gewächs ist..." 
VINUM Weinguide 2024

The Nahe area
boasts more
distinct terroirs
and excellent sites
than perhaps
any other
wine-growing region
in the world.

Weingut Joh. Bapt. Schäfer
Owner: Sebastian Schäfer
Burg Layen 8
55452 Burg Layen

Phone +49 [6721] 4 35 52
Fax +49 [6721] 4 78 41


Opening hours: We welcome your personal visit after prior notification

Points of sale.

You may buy our wines directly at the winery. We will be pleased to provide detailed information upon request. Furthermore, you can also find our wines at selected specialist stores near you.

Click here to see a list of these stores.