The Estate

The Bader estate has been producing wine since the 17th century. Located in the commune of Epfig, one of the most important wine-producing communes in Alsace, the family has succeeded one another over the generations.

In 2006, Pierre Scharsch, also from a family of winegrowers, took over the family estate after studying viticulture and oenology in Burgundy. As a sign of respect and esteem for the work of these men and women who have cultivated and passed on this heritage over the generations, his vineyard and his wines continue to bear the Bader name.

Since his installation, he has developed the domaine to reach a surface of 13 ha and made the choice to lead his vineyard according to an organic viticulture. The domain is certified since 2019.

The 7 typical Alsatian grape varieties are planted with Sylvaner, Muscat, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for the crémants.

Great attention is paid to the life of the soils in order to have balanced grapes and wines that express the full potential of its terroir. 

The Vineyards

Domaine Bader’s vineyards extend over sandy soils and slopes rich in silica which give a lot of minerality and elegance to his dry wines.

The soils are little worked to avoid soil compaction, with inter-row crop-covers planted to regenerate the soil.

The range of wine is rich and varied with a fruity range and a range of Terroir.

The Wines



Dry and Fresh - Floral nose and refreshing mouth It pairs well with shellfish, cold meats, salads and fish.



Muscat of Alexandria and Muscat à petits grains planted on a beautiful terroir at 300 metres elevation, composed of marnes & silica soils.
Young vines planted by Pierre.
Ageing on lees.


Pinot blanc

Two thirds of the Pinot Blanc is vinified and aged in stainless tanks, and 1/3 is vinified and aged in barrique.
Vines planted on deep soils rich in loess.


Pinot Gris

Pinot gris harvested at maturity with a little raisined Pinot Gris harvested at 14.5%.
Vines planted in the center of the hillside with richer, heavier, more textured soils. Blend of Pinot Gris vinified and aged half in stainless steel tanks and half in barrels. Bottled in the Spring.



Old vines of 40-50 years old planted on more sandy, well-draining soils.
Vinification and maturation in stainless steel tanks for a fruity and mineral expression of Riesling.


Riesling Erdengott

Very old vines planted in 1947 on a quality terroir, sandy surface rich in siliceous marl and detrital sandy rocks and limestone in depth. Some roots have reached this layer.



Two Gewürztraminer cuvées are produced.
One at maturity that creates a wine which expresses all the flavors of this aromatic variety, the other is a late harvest. Here there is no rule on the date of harvest, it is necessary to wait for the botytris !
These two cuvées always present a nice balance with a clean finish.


Pinot noir

Vines planted in the center of the hillside on richer, heavier, more textured soils. A pinot noir vinified in stainless steel tanks to keep all its fruitiness.


Crémant d'Alsace

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