The Seifried legend began in 1973 when Hermann and Agnes Seifried decided to lay down roots (literally) in Nelson New Zealand. An Austrian born, Hermann came to New Zealand to take up a job making apple wine when he met Agnes in her hometown of Nelson in 1971. Suffice to say they hit it off, married and decided they wanted to realise their own dreams of making wine – and we are so glad they did. From humble beginnings when Hermann and Agnes grafted the vines late into the night, to today when all three Seifried ‘children’ have returned home to play their part in growing the family business, Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson has to offer.
The Seifried portfolio is broad and varied. Nelson is a region that offers amazing diversity in the vineyards with many styles and grape varieties doing consistently very well there. Seifried offer the traditional varietals, such as their Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Unoaked Chardonnay, and a Sparkling not to be missed.
Obviously being Austrian born, there are heavy Austrian influence in their wine selection, we are thrilled you have the chance to try them. Their Gewürztraminer is beautifully scented with rose petal characters, toffee apple & candied ginger. Well proportioned with natural fruit sweetness, floral flavours & gentle spice and a generous finish on the palate. Grüner Veltliner is delicate with floral and slate aromas, soft, pear & white pepper notes. Fine texture and a long time on the palate and a house favourite the Zweigelt which boasts juicy and flavoursome with vibrant, dark cherry & boysenberry characteristics. Hints of dried herbs compliment the bright fruit notes leaving a long, succulent finish. They also boast a Würzer, a German aromatic so there is certainly plenty to choose from.
For more information on Seifried and their wines, visit their website.