by Cameron Douglas, MS, FMCG Business - October 2016
Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2016: "Fragrant, distinctive, layered and inviting bouquet with aromas of spice, lees, peach and ripe citrus fruits. On the palate – dry with noticeable texture, crispness, flavour and length – a lovely example of Sauvignon Blanc; showing many hallmarks of Nelson with a layer of mineral and soft herb then hints of tropical underpinning a citrus core." 93 Points.
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Seifried Estate was awarded ‘Best Sauvignon Blanc’ with a 98 point review from the judges and a Double-Gold medal at this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) for their Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015. Seifried was also awarded ‘Best Late Harvest White’, with a 94 point Double-Gold medal for their Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015.
Two ‘best in class’ wines at an international wine competition is the perfect way to celebrate 2016 for this pioneering family winery in a year that marks forty years since their very first vintage.
by Tessa Nicholson, NZ Winegrower Magazine, June/July 2016
"While we could have talked to any of the family about their emerging dynasty, NZ Winegrower chose to highlight Agnes and Anna - a mother/daughter relationship that sees both working the marketing and sales side of the business."
Our beautiful, single vineyard Aotea by Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015 has taken out the Regional Trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2016. Four gold medals and a trophy for this vintage, wonderful news!
“Bright aromas of gooseberry and citric flowers that carry on through to the pungent palate of citrus and passion fruit with background boxwood, finishing with pink grapefruit. Shows the virtues of bone dry Sauvignon Blanc. Super.”
For full results go to www.internationalwinechallenge.com
by Tasha Leov, The Nelson Mail, 16 March 2016
Seifried Estate start their 2016 harvest hand picking of Chardonnay for their Methode Traditional Sparkling wine. A golden summer promises a golden vintage for Nelson wineries this year.
by Neil Hodgson, The Nelson Mail, February 2016
"Seifried Estate has grown into one of New Zealand's most successful wine businesses, all from the desire of a hard working Austrian to make Nelson his home."
Joelle Thomson, Wine Writer, Editor and Wine Educator discusses the Nelson wine region with Jesse Mulligan - Radio New Zealand National, February 2016.
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The Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015 has taken out the title of Champion Sweet Wine at this year’s prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards held in Nelson.
Named in honour of Agnes Seifried, 'Sweet Agnes’ has been awarded a staggering 14 trophies and 36 gold medals since its first vintage release in 2006.
Winemaker Heidi Seifried-Houghton who has been lead winemaker of this wine for the past nine years says, “The 2015 Sweet Agnes celebrates the last fruit of the season coming in off the vine. Every phase of this wines life involved a team of people ensuring the very best fruit arrived at the winery ready for the final stage of its transition from juice into wine. This acknowledgement is a testament to the entire Seifried team, from vineyard to winery”.
The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the premier wine competition recognising excellence in New Zealand winemaking. This year over 1,400 wines were judged by a panel of local and international judges.
A full list of results from this year’s competition is available from www.airnzwineawards.co.nz.
by Yvonne Lorkin, WineNZ Magazine, Spring Issue 2015
"Heidi Seifried-Houghton, of Seifried Estate, started her professional career as a dentist. She now shares her time between being a dentist in Motueka one day a week and working as a winemaker for the family business Tuesday to Friday, all while juggling three small children under the age of five as well!"