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 Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This Sauvignon Blanc displays passion fruit and herbaceous on the nose with a chalky mineral complexity. The palate is f...

from $24.35

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Pinot Gris 2017

Pure and attractive on the palate, with notes of soft white stone-fruit, allied to a savoury warm hay character. The pal...

from $20.71

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Pinot Noir 2015

The nose demonstrates earthy, herbal and dark fruit characters with hints of undergrowth. The focused palate is concentr...

from $22.49

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Displays a complex nose with aromas of tropical fruit, herbaceous notes and a hint of cassis. The natural fermentation a...

from $20.71

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Chardonnay 2015

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

from $24.35

  • Certified Organic

Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2012

The intense nose exhibits savoury, spicy and earthy aromas with plum, berry and Mediterranean herbal notes. The palate i...

from $39.48

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Pinot Gris 2015

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

from $21.44

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic

Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2013

The nose exhibits aromas of black cherry, truffle and chocolate. The palate is concentrated and full, with a dense core ...

from $40.94