ABOUT MOUNT FISHTAIL WINES
Mount Fishtail vineyard is fully owned by the Hengstler family, Konrad,
Sigrun and their two sons, Conrad and Carlo.
The Hengstlers originally migrated from Germany to
Melbourne in Australia, where they
settled for a period of over 20 years. While travelling through New Zealand, Konrad discovered Marlborough
Sauvignon Blanc and was immediately attracted to this outstanding wine. From that point, the decision to
move to Marlborough and become involved in the wine industry was an easy one.
The family planted their first
vines in 1996 and produce a range of wines from their two vineyards
in the Wairau and Waihopai Valleys, totalling 40 hectares. Every year, after
fermentation, wines from the two distinctly different sites are used for the blend of Mount Fishtail
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, giving the family the opportunity to maintain the same high quality and
consistent flavours year after year.
Quality is the absolute focus of Konrad and it starts in the vineyard
where no corners are cut, and continues in the winery where ‘handcrafting’ is the applied standard. Being a
family-run business, control over quality is truly ‘hands on’. Konrad’s philosophy is ’the best fertilizer
is the foot of the farmer’. Through every day personal involvement, a focus on quality, and a commitment to
reasonable pricing, the result is simple…value for money for the customer.
“I sincerely hope you will gain as much pleasure from our wine as we have
had creating them”.