Seresin

Michael Seresin, a New Zealand born filmmaker based in London, is the sole owner of Seresin Estate. While racking up credits as cinematographer for movies such as Fame, Angela's Ashes and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban he also bought 167 acres in Marlborough in 1992 and started seriously exploring his passion for wines. Inspired by his first glass of Cloudy Bay, he hired Brian Bicknell, Chief Winemaker at Viña Errazuriz in the Aconcagua Valley, Chile and they began planting Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling.
 

Seresin Vineyard, Marlborough, NZ


It's important to Michael that all three vineyards are managed and certified organic under BioGro certification. The estate is also striving for biodynamic certification because as he recently told Wine Spectator, “Some of the best vineyards in Burgundy are doing it. It has nothing to do with sales or marketing… in essence its traditional agriculture.” (July 10, 2006)

This philosophy of working in harmony with nature is evident in their commitment to careful hand-tending, and hand-harvesting and sorting. It also is represented in their efforts to work with natural elements such as wild yeasts to elicit a true Marlborough character in their wines with minimal wine-maker intervention in order to allow the layers of flavour to evolve, so the wines are a natural expression of the soil from which they come.

All three Seresin vineyards are managed organically, two being the only ones in all of Marlborough to be BioGro certified. Some 200 people apply annually for the jobs of hand-picking an impressive array of grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Gewürztraminer and Riesling -which are all hand-sorted before being whole-bunch pressed. Portions of the grapes are then naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts to give greater interest to the resulting wine. Out in the field, there are 'cow pat pits' for batching up biodynamic preparations. Along with the manure, ingredients include valerian, nettle, chamomile, dandelion and oak bark.

 


  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Pinot Noir 2017

Gorgeous deep ruby in colour, this pretty Pinot Noir exudes lifted notes of dark cherry, plum and earth. The palate is f...

from $22.49

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2015

Exhibits bright, fragrant berry-fruit aromas, interlaced with spice and herbal notes. The wine is focused and concentrat...

from $35.92

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  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Pinot Gris 2018

Brimming with notes of yellow pear and ripe stone fruit. The palate is full and rich with fruit concentration and textur...

from $20.71

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Pinot Noir 2016

Delicious and smooth drinking Marlborough Pinot Noir that will work perfectly with your summer barbecues. Earthy aromati...

from $22.49

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displaying a vibrant nose with aromas of tropical fruit, herbaceous notes and a la...

from $20.15

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Chardonnay 2016

The Seresin Estate Chardonnay is an appealing wine on the nose, with notes of citrus, toasted almond and apple. The pala...

from $25.97

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Pinot Gris 2016

The nose exhibits notes of gently spiced orchard fruits, hay and ripe white peach. The palate is textural, with layers o...

from $24.92

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Pinot Gris 2018

To smell there is abundant pear, quince, and a gentle soft ginger spice that all overlay into one another. A very soft, ...

from $24.92

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Subtle on the nose with warm notes of ripe yellow stone-fruit, soft passion fruit and a chalky-mineral complexity. The p...

from $23.95