Seifried Estate

Our Story


Seifried Estate began in 1973 when Austrian born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealand wife Agnes had a dream of making wines in New Zealand’s sunshine capital—Nelson. From very small and modest beginnings to today when all three Seifried children have returned home to play their part in growing the family business, Seifried Estate is devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson has to offer.


Located in Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, each of the nine Seifried vineyards are spread over three main soil types—heavy clay loam, sandy silty coastal sites and rocky river beds.

Each vineyard site was selected to make the most of the aspect, soils and micro-climate of each particular site. Such a range of micro-climates offers exciting opportunities with different characters and expressions of each variety, giving new possibilities to the final wine in the bottle.


Seifried Estate is proud to be a member of ‘Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand’ and was an early adopter of the program when both the winery and vineyard auditing programs were first established in the New Zealand wine industry in the mid-1990s.

Pure, varietal and sustainably produced wines is Seifried Estate’s focus. Today the winery harvests grapes from just over 300 hectares of vineyards.