Christian Schafer, founder of Schafer-Reichart Selections, is the reason we’re able to enjoy Nein Lives today. He arrived to the U.S. in 2001 and was quickly disappointed by the lack of quality Rieslings available in this country, and quickly began working to import a handful of diverse selections made by people he’s known his entire life. Born and raised in the historic wine-producing town of Bernkastel-Kues in Germany’s Mosel Valley, Christian’s passion for wine had by then developed into a life’s work. “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 winemaking process in and around Bernkastel-Kues.”
The name & various label designs are given in honor of and admiration for the little cat who lives at the winery, who was once hit by the vineyard truck, surviving the episode without a scratch.