Our Aotea by the Seifried Family Methode Traditionnelle NV has taken the ‘WineWorks Champion Sparkling Wine’ at this years prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

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Seifried Winemakers Collection Nelson 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2016 wins Platinum and 'Best New Zealand Sweet' at the UK Decanter World Wine Awards 2017.


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'Wines of the Week'

May 12, 2017

by Terry Kirby, Indy/Eats UK, May 2017

Aotea Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2016 "...zesty, limey, refreshing, with masses of tropical and citrus fruits - and with an extra punch that is really mouth-filling and long lasting."


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'A lip-smacking mix...'

April 03, 2017

by MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, April 2017

Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2016:  "A lip-smacking mix of passion fruit, makrut lime leaf and ripe peach flavors. Vibrant and expressive, with plenty of intensity on the crisp, juicy finish.  Drink now."  91 Points


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

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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. 

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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." 

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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.

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'Sassy Sauvignon Blanc'

October 11, 2016

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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