Seresin Estate

The sentinel stone at the entrance to our Noa 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.

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Sustainability Stories

Sustainability - Composting at Seresin

Soil

A resilient and evolving sustainable farming system strives to reduce the amount of brought-in farm inputs, such as fertilizer. At Seresin Estate we have developed a considered composting system that utilizes many aspects of our land, and we strive to gather as much as possible from our whole landscape. The result is that we have coppiced willow woodlots to provide valuable renewable carbon, we harvest hay from the vineyard headlands, mulch feral woody plants from our native plantings such as broom and gorse, as well as other creek-line grasses that are not sprayed out. A small herd of cows provides… Continue reading →

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Vintage 2015: It's a wrap

So, that's it. All the fruit is now in the winery and our 2015 vintage is done. Hard to believe really.…

Vintage 2015: Chardonnay Day

Now anyone who knows anything about us will know that we love Chardonnay - and, if we're very honest, we're rather proud of ours.…

Vintage 2015 - Friday 10th April: Horsepower

Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter will be well-accustomed to seeing photographs of our beautiful Clydesdale horses. Bill and Gracie are a very much-loved part of our farm, and work throughout the year as a valuable part of our vineyard team.…

Vintage 2015 - Thursday 2nd April: Sun & Moon

It is the first day of Pinot processing today and it’s all hands to the crusher-destemmer as we receive some of the best Pinot from our Raupo vineyard out in the Omaka Valley.  This first fruit picked is destined to become our 2015 Sun & Moon, so it's an exciting day for us all and arguably the one that sets the tone for all the other Pinot to come.  All…

Vintage vittles - Wednesday 1st April: Sauvignon, sunshine and salad

Another bright morning marked the beginning of a new month, and - while we avoided too much April-Fool related humiliation - today was a busy and exciting day, with Sauvignon and Pinot Noir coming through the winery doors and vintage gaining a sense of pace.…

Vintage vittles a day late - Tuesday 31st March: clydesdales, coffee and cake

Yesterday was our first day of harvest, with Sauvignon Blanc fruit being picked from the block of our Noa vineyard that is grown without the use of sulphur. This fruit is destined for our Osip Sauvignon Blanc, which will also have no sulphur used in the winemaking process.…

Vintage vittles - Monday 30th March: silica, scones and sampling

A new week dawns and we spent much of today with some visitors from our UK importers. It was as clear and bright an autumn morning as one could wish, and we sent them out first thing with our horse-drawn sprayer to cover our vineyard with Preparation 501.…

Vintage vittles - Friday 27 March: Sunshine, citrus and spaghetti

Today got off to a chilly start and there was a genuine taste of the autumnal weather just around the corner. Our winemaking team were down in the cellars preparing the base wine for our sparkling wine production for bottling, and also hard at work on a top secret project (watch this space).…

Vintage vittles... The Seresin way

Vintage is almost upon us, and our vintage workers are here and straining at the slips like the vinous greyhounds that they are. As is usually the case, we are one of the last properties to get started, enjoying the calm before the storm as our grapes finish the last stages of their maturation.…

A journey of NZ Wine, with Bob Campbell MW and The New Zealand Cellar

Our friends at the New Zealand Cellar are running a fascinating tasting with Bob Campbell MW, which we would encourage anyone in the UK to consider - it looks like a great day.…

Waterfall Bay 2015: fine dining with a simple heart

Our series of lunches and dinners is one of the highlights of our year, giving us a chance not only to showcase our wines, but also to share the peace and beauty of Waterfall Bay, Michael Seresin's Marlborough home. The building we use as a restaurant was once a boat shed, but has been decorated and adapted to provide the perfect venue for this event.…

Painfully cold: frost at work...

Sometimes, however hard you try and however much you work with nature and with the seasons, sometimes things just don’t work out as you imagine. Sometimes you are, quite simply, at the mercy of the elements.…

New Global Sales Manager: Dianne Marshall

As people who live and work on the land, we are aware of the continuous change and development there is in our farm and estate across the seasons.…

The joys of spring: Artichoke season

As you know, while we are primarily a vineyard, we also have many other aspects to what makes us "us" and one of the most important ones is the fact that we also grow a lot of other crops. This spring has brought us a beautiful crop of artichokes.…

It’s all in the preparation…

Biodynamics is a system and philosophy of farming that recognises the soil and entire farm as a living organism.  The respect for and care of the soil plays a prominent role.…

Waterfall Bay 2015 - a taste of Seresin life

At Seresin, we like to do things a little differently, which is why - when you visit - you will find yourself driving through native plantings and olive groves, and dodging pukekos and guinea fowl, to reach our Cellar Door and offices.…

Vintage 2014 Reports

2014 Vineyard Vintage Report Colin Ross, Viticulturist and Farmer Weather Minimal frost in Spring 2013. Excellent early season canopy growth with minimal inputs required. Perfect flowering conditions in 2013 and 2014, resulting in good bunch numbers and berry set.…

Vintage 2014 Reports

2014 Winery Vintage Report Clive Dougall, Winemaker The flowering of 2014 matched that of the previous year and set up the bunch architecture magnificently. Open large bunches and even berry size resulted in a heavy crop that was seen across all varieties.…

Bees: nature's messengers...

Honeycomb, straight from the hive While grapevines and olive trees do not require pollination by bees for fruit production, our consideration of a living landscape embraces bio-diversity.  This includes the meadow-like floral diversity between our vines and olives, as well as our farming of extensive vegetable and native plantings, orchards and…

Vineyard Update: Not just grapes

It's not just about growing grapes here at Seresin; we see ourselves as farm, not simply a vineyard:  At Seresin, vegetables are planted in amongst the vines and we grow large volumes of garlic, shallots, beans, potatoes, corn and many other interesting things.…

Vineyard update: making hay while the sun shines

A midsummer update from Colin Ross, our estate manager: Midsummer in the vineyards at Seresin Estate and we have just cut and gathered our hay crop. Over 2000 small bales have been cut from our meadows and areas surrounding the vines.…

New year, new start

Happy New Year! It's been a little while since this blog was updated, but we're turning over a new leaf (which makes a change from plucking them I suppose) and will be here a lot more this year with our news, views and updates.  We're looking forward to a great year ahead and are keeping ourselves busy with a lot of exciting new projects in the vineyard…

It is not all about wine...

The soft side of what we do is as important as many of our other endeavours. We sponsor a literary prize, along with Landfall magazine. And in the past commissioned poetry. Kapka Kassabova was one of the early contributors. Here is a haunting & evocative poem Kapka sent us recently.…

Waterfall Bay 2013

This February sees the return of Seresin's annual event at Waterfall Bay. This will be its 14th consecutive year. We are very happy to welcome back an old friend of Seresin, and a Waterfall Bay veteran, Philip Johnson. Philip is famed for his renowned E’cco Bistro in Brisbane and has recently opened Bistro One Eleven also in Brisbane to great acclaim.…

Open for Sandy

Today in NYC, in the middle of hurricane Sandy we went looking for a restaurant open for lunch, not easy, the city is closed, … but, we found one..Aquagrill. A very cool seafood restaurant in Spring St, downtown Manhattan, which co-incidentally has been serving our wines for ages. So in we went.   Beautiful food, a couple of glasses of MOMO Pinot Noir.…

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