It seems like the beginning of Fromm winery happened by chance. It was by chance that 4th generation Swiss winemaker Georg Fromm and his family were travelling around New Zealand and happened to meet, firstly, the Cudden family a Marlborough family with a small vineyard, and secondly, Hätsch Kalberer a Swiss born winemaker based in Gisborne working for Matawhero winery at the time.
From these initial meetings in the late 1980s, an idea was born by Georg to purchase a piece of land and develop a winery, with the help of new friend Hätsch Kalberer who had experience in both the traditional ways of European winemaking and understood the New Zealand way of wine. It seemed like the perfect plan. Two years later in January 1992, after the talking became planning, and the planning then planting, Fromm Winery had officially started.
Since then Fromm Winery has built an international reputation by producing an array of outstanding wines that reflect both European style and kiwi ingenuity.
Today the passion for wine continues, now under the careful eye of old family friend and now owner Pol Lenzinger and Swiss business partner Georg Walliser. Georg Fromm has moved his focus back to the family winery in Malans Switzerland.