Hermann Seifried, originally from Austria, came to New Zealand in response to an apple winemaking job, with the New Zealand Apple and Pear Board in 1970. Hermann studied winemaking at Weinsberg in Germany prior to this and had been working for the KWV in South Africa. brbrAfter meeting Agnes, a true blue Kiwi girl, who was teaching at the local high school, Hermann decided New Zealand was where he wanted to stay. They married in 1971 and with little more than a dream the young couple purchased land in the Moutere Valley and began the long process of developing their first vineyard. brbrWith a young family in tow, the couple persevered to develop the South Islands first winery. Often this meant taking the children out with them in bassinets to sleep beneath the vines while they worked. Obviously, time spent in the vineyard from such a young age, stirred an interest and today all 3 children are now home to be a part of the family business.
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