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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 classwines 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.  


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'Family Vines'

June 29, 2016

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."

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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.”

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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.

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by Neil Hodgson, The Nelson Mail, February 2016

"Seifried Estate has grown into one of New Zealand's most successful wine businesses, all from the desire of a hard working Austrian to make Nelson his home."

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The Nelson Wine Region

February 27, 2016

Joelle Thomson, Wine Writer, Editor and Wine Educator discusses the Nelson wine region with Jesse Mulligan - Radio New Zealand National, February 2016.

"The value is incredible..."

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The Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015 has taken out the title of Champion Sweet Wine at this year’s prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards held in Nelson.

Named in honour of Agnes Seifried, 'Sweet Agnes’ has been awarded a staggering 14 trophies and 36 gold medals since its first vintage release in 2006.

Winemaker Heidi Seifried-Houghton who has been lead winemaker of this wine for the past nine years says, “The 2015 Sweet Agnes celebrates the last fruit of the season coming in off the vine. Every phase of this wines life involved a team of people ensuring the very best fruit arrived at the winery ready for the final stage of its transition from juice into wine. This acknowledgement is a testament to the entire Seifried team, from vineyard to winery”.

The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the premier wine competition recognising excellence in New Zealand winemaking. This year over 1,400 wines were judged by a panel of local and international judges.

  A full list of results from this year’s competition is available from


by Yvonne Lorkin, WineNZ Magazine, Spring Issue 2015

"Heidi Seifried-Houghton, of Seifried Estate, started her professional career as a dentist.  She now shares her time between being a dentist in Motueka one day a week and working as a winemaker for the family business Tuesday to Friday, all while juggling three small children under the age of five as well!"

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The Berliner Wein Trophy debuted in 1994 and has attracted entries from around the world, however this was the first year that family-run Seifried Estate winery has entered. Along with their three Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc entries: Aotea by Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015, and Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon 2015, the winery’s flagship dessert wine Seifried Winemakers Collection Nelson Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015 also received Gold.

Winemaker, Chris Seifried, says “in 2014, each of these wines won gold medals at various wine competitions around the world, so it is really encouraging to see our 2015 vintages are following on this success. To receive recognition across the three tiers of Sauvignon Blanc reinforces our belief that although a small grape growing region, Nelson’s climate and the talent for crafting world class wine is clear. We are so proud to be recognised for the hard work our very focused team has contributed to these wines. ”


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