“With many wineries focused on releasing icon/super premium/reserve bottlings, it is refreshing to taste three wines that are happy to sit in the ‘uncomplicated and delicious’ basket”
Read The Independent Wine Monthly here.
A trio of new wines Seifried made their way into the tasting glass of Joelle Thompson this week.
Read Joelle's review here.
2020 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc Nelson - 18.5/20
2020 Old Coach Road Nelson Gewurztraminer - 17.5/20
2019 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir - 17.5/20
As the light at the end of the tunnel gets slighter brighter here in NZ and the first of the 2020 wines go-to bottle, we can take a minute to look back on the whirlwind that was Vintage 2020 – under lockdown!
The harvest which Hermann describes as one of the most challenging in his winemaking career, but this time the sleepless nights were not due to rain on the roof or disease pressure in the vineyard, but the uncertainty of what would come next in this moment in history.
Here are just some of the faces who helped get us through – and a wee look at harvest 2020 behind-the-scenes at Seifried Estate, Nelson, New Zealand. Enjoy!
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.