This small family winery is located in the heart of the Schäffer Escher village just off the Main loop at the foot of the world-famous location of Escherndorf Lump.
To produce high quality wine is the purpose in life for generations of the Schaffer family that has been living in Escherndorf since 1524. In the late 1980s, Egon Schaffer took the oldest Escherndorfer winery. Quality is grown in the vineyard. Promoting it is the primary goal of Egon Schäffer. He achieves this by selective work performed during the growing season from the spring of the young sprouts to harvest. By manually-harvesting all the vineyards, the experienced winemaker harvests only those grapes that meet his perceived quality. Only dry, natural and compatible wines from the grape varieties, Riesling Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc and Bacchus are produced. Genetically-modified yeast aroma and sweet reserves are a taboo and chemical de-acidification is traditionally omitted from the enrichment of wines. Last but not least the wines indulge a long contact with the lees before bottling and mature in an appropriate quality.