A total of 95 wines from across New Zealand have been selected as part of the Fine Wines of New Zealand list for 2020. Among those, our very own Seifried Winemakers Collection 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2019.
A lovely mention (or so we’re told!) from Всеволод Топонаров of Jigger – Drink Club, Russia – on two of our favourite Rabbit Island wines.
Click here to view our latest cellar club newsletter. I hope everyone is keeping well during these uncertain times. When we were planning this newsletter earlier in the year, we certainly didn’t predict a global pandemic to be on the agenda, yet here we are!
A big hello – from our bubble to yours
We are feeling very grateful that we have been able to complete our grape harvest, and continue to fulfil orders both nationally and internationally during New Zealand's Level 4 lockdown. With a reduced staff number and a range of new procedures in place, it’s been a busy time at the Seifried headquarters and we offer a huge thank you to New Zealand Winegrowers and the Ministry for Primary Industries for all the guidance and support as we navigate this new way of doing business.
As we move down alert levels, it does feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel, and a fitting time to touch base, reconnect, and share with you the latest happenings here at Seifried Estate.
I hope everyone is keeping well during these uncertain times. When we were planning this newsletter earlier in the year, we certainly didn’t predict a global pandemic to be on the agenda, yet here we are!
Aotea By the Seifried Family Nelson Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasted by Tina Gellie as part of Decanter - New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs: 20 under £25
"The Aotea range is Seifried's pinnacle of production, the fruit for this wine sourced from the Rabbit Island vineyard 1.5km from the sea. It sees no oak, allowing the ripe apricot, zippy lemongrass and grassy green characters to shine, which linger on the long, tropical finish. Seek out the family's 2019 Old Coach Road Sauvignon from younger vines, which is great value."
Two of Seifried's wines were crowned trophy winners at the 2020 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on Saturday.
The Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling took home the Auckland Agricultural & Pastoral Association Heritage Rosebowl, while the Old Coach Road Nelson Gewürztraminer 2019 was crowned the Winezeal Enterprises Award for Champion Gewürztraminer.
Our very own 2016 Seifried Nelson Würzer has been featured alongside some other fantastic New Zealand varietals.
"It practically levitates above the glass with effusive notes of sweet spice and flowers."
Sauvignon Blanc reigns supreme in Marlborough - but not this year - the Seifried Family Winemakers won the New Zealand Wine of the Year “Champion Sauvignon Blanc” award, with their 2019 Nelson Sauvignon Blanc at the New Zealand Wine awards held in Blenheim over the weekend.
Chris Seifried, one of the family winemakers talks about what it felt like to scoop the award on Marlborough turf.