Joh. Bapt. Schäfer is situated on the lower Nahe in Burg Layen near Rümmelsheim, just a few kilometres northeast of Bad Kreuznach. Sebastian Schäfer took over the estate from his father Johann Baptist Schäfer in 2002 as the fourth generation. Currently, 8 hectares of vineyards are in production. Sebastian Schäfer’s aim is to make distinctive, individual wines that perfectly express their terroir. In 2013 they finally became a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates), the first estate in the Nahe region to become a new member in twelve years.