Fellow Wine Lover,
Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Schäfer-Reichart Selections (SRS). We are an importer and wholesaler of fine German wine.
I am the founder, Christian Schäfer. I was born in the historic wine-producing town of Bernkastel-Kues, and developed a passion for wine while growing up in the heart of the Mosel Valley in Germany. I have great memories of cultivating the famously steep vineyards and crafting the wine with my parents and grandparents – I have spent more than thirty years absorbing all the details of the wine making (and enjoying!) process in and around Bernkastel-Kues.
The plan to start SRS began back in 2001 when I first moved to the US. While I can see some well established estate labels from home being distributed by a few fellow Riesling enthusiasts, in general I have been surprised at the limited availability of quality Riesling in America, especially California.
Estate vineyards in Germany pride themselves on producing high quality Rieslings, each with its own distinctive personality. This labor-intensive process lends itself to limited production. Schäfer-Reichart Selections is dedicated to bringing you the finest Rieslings that Germany has to offer.
Back in Germany, my family and I select the wines utilizing decades of experience with the unique terroir and microclimate found only in the Mosel Valley. We are happy to share tasting notes and real time observations from our expert partner vintners. We hope to provide wines you love and pledge to offer unparalleled customer service every step of the way.
Founder, Schäfer-Reichart Selections