Silver Fern Story

Meet our winemaker - Jeff Fyfe

Our wines are crafted under the expert guidance of Jeff Fyfe. Jeff is as Kiwi as the silver fern itself. He studied viticulture and oenology at Lincoln University and began his winemaking career in the heartland of New Zealand winemaking, in Marlborough.

Keen to expand his skills and compare our local winemaking with that in other top wine regions, Jeff completed three vintages abroad – in Burgundy with Louis Jadot, in California with Williams Selwyn and in Tasmania with Tamar Ridge. Of course, he couldn’t stay away from our beautiful country very long!

Jeff enjoys the unspoilt environment he works in and the ever changing challenges of winemaking. His love of the land makes him passionate about sustainable winemaking and crafting wines with distinctive regional flavours – exactly what Silver Fern wines are all about.