Harvest 2020

July 22, 2020


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!



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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. 

Read the media release here. 

Rabbit Island Review

June 19, 2020

A lovely mention (or so we’re told!) from Всеволод Топонаров of Jigger – Drink Club, Russia – on two of our favourite Rabbit Island wines.


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."

Notable New Zealand

April 06, 2020

Kiwi producers work to build upon the success of the region’s star, Sauvignon Blanc, with other varietals

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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.

Read full Stuff article here

9 Excellent New Zealand Wines That Aren’t
Sauvignon Blanc - www.foodandwine.com 

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."

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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.
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