Georg Fromm and Hätsch Kalberer met in the late 1980s and decided to create FROMM Winery. The first vines were planted under the guidance of our Swiss founder, Georg Fromm. Years later, in 1992, after the talking became planning, and the planning became planting, FROMM Winery officially started with its very first harvest.
Since then FROMM Winery has built an international reputation by producing an array of outstanding wines that reflect both European style and Kiwi ingenuity.
The Fromms returned to Switzerland in 2008 but the winemaking team continues to make Pinot Noirs that truly show the expression of the soil, Syrah co-fermented with Viognier, and we can proudly say that FROMM has the oldest single vineyard Malbec in New Zealand.
Today the passion for wine continues, now under the careful eye of old family friend and owner Pol Lenzinger, co-owner Stephan Walliser and Swiss business partner George Walliser. Georg Fromm has moved his focus back to his family winery in Malans, Switzerland.