by Raymond Chan, 18 January 2017
Aotea Nelson Méthode Traditionnelle: "Bright straw-yellow colour with a suggestion of gold, pale on the rim with a vigorous bead of moderately fine bubbles. The nose is elegantly concentrated with good depth and intensity of white and yellow stonefruits, and white floral elements entwined with complexing brioche and yeasty autolysis." 4 Stars
by Brigitte Bonder, Die Presse, Austria, 13 January 2017
Südinsel. Für den Sauvignon blanc ist Neuseeland bekannt. Und manch eine Flasche landet im heimischen Handel. Hinter dieser Entwicklung steht auch das Werk eines Österreichers, der früh in Nelson auspflanzte.
by Neil Hodgson, The Nelson Mail, 13 December 2016
"I have known the Seifried family for many of the 40 years they have been in the business and have watched it grow from a small producer in the Upper Moutere Village to the large enterprise it now is.
Anyone who knows Hermann and Agnes Seifried will know of their huge capacity for work and this ethic has been passed on to their children, Heidi, Chris and Anna."
by Sara Meij, The Nelson Mail, 12 December 2016
Nelson's oldest wine estate has celebrated its 40th anniversary in sparkling style!
Seifried Estate, with its beautiful wooden building surrounded by more than 250 hectares of vineyards, was started by wine industry pioneers Hermann and Agnes Seifried in 1973, when they planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson. They made their first wine in 1976.
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.