News & Events

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2019 selected in this years Fine Wines of New Zealand line up

Seifried’s Sweet Agnes Riesling has been selected in this years Fine Wines of NZ with just 95 wines from across New Zealand having been selected.

Introducing New Zealand’s Most Awarded Dessert Wine

Named in honour of Agnes Seifried, co-founder and matriarch of Seifried Estate in Nelson, comes New Zealand’s most awarded dessert wine.
It was in 1973 when Agnes and her Austrian born husband Hermann planted their first vineyard on the clay loam soils of the Moutere Valley. Growing up in Austria and studying winemaking and viticulture in Germany, Riesling was – and still is today – a variety very close to Hermann’s heart.
Using 100% Riesling, the grapes in ‘Sweet Agnes’ are hand-selected late in the season with a large portion of the fruit shrivelled and raisined caused by natural dehydration. The grapes are then gently pressed to release the intensely concentrated juice. The grapes are picked, pressed, and undergo a very long, slow fermentation.
The Seifried Nelson Winemakers Collection ‘Sweet Agnes’ Riesling is no stranger to the limelight, having now achieved an astounding 17 Trophies, 2 Platinum, and 48 Gold Medals since its inaugural release in 2006.

2019
TROPHY: Royal Easter Wine Show Heritage Trophy 2019, 2014, 2009 Vintage, March 2020, NZ
GOLD: New Zealand International Wine Show, October 2019, NZ
GOLD: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2019, NZ
ENDORESD: Fine Wines of New Zealand 2020 Selection

2018
DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018, USA
GOLD: Japan Wine Challenge 2018, Japan

2016
PLATINUM: (95 Points) ‘Best New Zealand Sweet’: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, UK
PLATINUM: (97 Points): Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, UK
DOUBLE GOLD: (97 Points): San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017, USA
DOUBLE GOLD: New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, USA
GOLD & ‘Best in Show’ By Varietal & Country: London Wine Competition 2018, UK
GOLD: Japan Wine Challenge 2017, Japan
GOLD: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016, NZ
GOLD: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016, UK

2015
BEST LATE HARVEST WHITE: San Francisco Wine Competition 2016, USA
DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco Wine Competition 2016, USA
TROPHY: Champion Sweet Wine – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015, NZ
PURE ELITE GOLD: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015, NZ
GOLD: Berliner Wein Trophy 2015, Germany
GOLD: Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015, NZ

2014
TROPHY: Royal Easter Wine Show Heritage Trophy 2019, 2014, 2009 Vintage, March 2020, NZ
BLUE GOLD: Sydney International Wine Competition 2015, Australia
GOLD: Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, UK
GOLD: New York World Wine & Spirit Competition 2014, USA
GOLD: Mundus Vini 2014, Germany

2013
GOLD OUTSTANDING: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013, UK
BLUE GOLD: Sydney International Wine Competition 2014, Australia
DOUBLE GOLD: New York World Wine & Spirit Competition 2013, USA
GOLD: New Zealand International Wine Show 2013, NZ

2012

TROPHY: NZ Sweet Wine over £15 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2014, UK
TROPHY: ‘Best Riesling’ – Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Int Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
TROPHY: ‘Best New World Riesling’ – Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Int Wine & Spirits Competition 2012
PURE ELITE GOLD: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, NZ
GOLD: Decanter World Wine Awards 2014, UK
GOLD: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
GOLD: Bragato Wine Awards 2012, NZ
GOLD: Bragato Wine Awards 2013, NZ

 

Click here to view more information on Seifried Estate and the range of wines available in the UK.

Find out the latest from Fells

If you would like to receive regular updates from Fells, including details of upcoming events, new wine releases and the most up-to-date news, as it happens, simply sign up below*.

You can unsubscribe at any time with one click and we will never share your e-mail or personal details.

* Please note : This newsletter is only available to bone fide Trade customers within the UK Retail and Wine Trade