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Great Times

The Giesen brothers appreciate family and friends, sharing meals and enjoying a wine. It's these great times that lays the foundation for creating great stories.

Our Giesen Story

Some think the Giesen Wines story starts when two brothers with itchy feet and a penchant for travel set off from Germany and found themselves in New Zealand in 1979, buying land and planting a vineyard in 1981. Read more

Giesen Brothers

Theo, Marcel & Alex

Thanks to their Grandfather sommelier August (Aw-goost), Great Grandfather Leonhard Kaiser who was a brewer and their parents who gave the brothers a love of international cuisine – the trio had the drinks trade and hospitality in their DNA.

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In the Blood

Giesen's Love of Food...

If you were to give Theo, Alex and Marcel Giesen a health check, the likelihood is that you would find wine running through their veins and food embedded in their DNA. The link begins with the brothers’ grandfather August...

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The Legend

Learn more about the li...

With his sense of fun, smart suits, love of steak tartare and passion for Mosel (the dry German Riesling that was his favourite wine), August Giesen was a legend. His story begins in 1888, when a boy named August...

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NYC Adventures

Read about August Giese...

The year was 1909. The place was America, land of freedom and opportunity. The man was August (Aw-goost) Giesen – determined to start a new life in the new world. Always one to push the boundaries, August believed New...

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Upstaging the Kaiser

It takes a lot to upstage a German Emperor, but fledgling entrepreneur and good-natured chancer August (Aw-goost) Giesen did just that the day he missed his train to a dinner engagement where he was due to work. Always one...

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Granite Tanks

Using granite tanks in our winemaking is adding another dimension to our wine blends.

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On The Road

With Alex Giesen

Meet Alex Giesen's other passion his restored 1957 Mercedes.

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Explore Marlborough

We invite you to come and experience the Marlborough region. There is plenty for you to do and see in this beautiful region.

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Dinner Party Catering

Dinner parties are great ways to explore new flavour combinations and new wines. Whether it is BYO or you decide to advocate your favourite wine for the evening, make sure you allow for new discoveries along the way. Remember...

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