Seresin

Located in the central pocket of the Wairau Valley, the home property – winery, cellar door and a 45
hectare vineyard certified organic and biodynamic is made up of alluvial, free-draining Waimakariri
soils. The land is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and
Riesling. Olive groves, orchards, and vegetable gardens are an important part of the vineyard and add
to the diversity of the Estate.

The sentinel stone at the entrance to our Home Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, signals the
path to both our winery and our philosophy. The stone bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of strength,
gateway to the heart, tiller of the soil and the mark of the artisan. Organically and biodynamically
grown, hand-tended and hand-picked, the grapes from our estate are handmade into wines of passion,
grace and spirit.

Using natural and gentle winemaking, with minimal intervention, we strive for high quality, handmade
wines of individuality and complexity. All our fruit is hand-picked, and hand-sorted before being
whole-bunch pressed. Our wines are naturally fermented, using wild yeasts indigenous to the winery,
to give greater interest and individuality to our wines.

The owner is Michael Seresin, who left his native New Zealand in 1966 to pursue a career as a
freelance camera assistant in Europe. After 18 months Michael had graduated to lighting camera status
and by 1972 was cinematographer on the film Bugsy Malone. Then followed Midnight Express and
many more including Shoot the Moon, Angel Heart, Mercury Rising, Angela’s Ashes, Harry Potter and
the Prisoner of Azkaban and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to be released in 2014. Michael has also
directed Homeboy with Mickey Rourke.

Michael had initiated the founding principle of Seresin Estate and Estate Manager, Colin Ross and
winemaker Clive Dougall enthusiastically follow these principles from vineyard through to bottled
wine.

We are serious about biodynamics, check out our view on biodynamic farming here.

If you want to check out more about our biodynamic story, visit our website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Pinot Gris
Four Stars – By Michael Cooper

2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Five Stars – By Michael Cooper
91 Points – By Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

2013 Marama Sauvignon Blanc
Five Stars – By Michael Cooper
95 Points – By Bob Campbell, MW

2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc – Limited
Five Stars – By Michael Cooper
17.5/20 Points – By Jancis Robinson

2014 Reserve Chardonnay – Limited
5 Stars – By Michael Cooper
93 Points – By Lisa Perotti-Brown
4 Stars – By Gourmet Traveller

2015 Osip Pinot Noir Sulfur Free/Vegan Friendly

2014 Leah Pinot Noir
94 Points – By Nick Stock
4.5 Stars – By Michael Cooper

2012 Rachel Pinot Noir

2012 Sun & Moon Pinot Noir
5 Stars – By Michael Cooper
5 Stars – By The Gourmet Traveller
94+ Points – By Lisa Perotti-Brown