Artisanal Vineyards of New Zealand

Seresin Estate - Marlborough

Seresin Estate

Michael Seresin was born in Wellington, New Zealand. In the 1960's Michael left New Zealand to live in Italy, when sheep, not grapevines, covered the Wairau Plains. On returning in the early 1990's, Michael became aware of the quality of wines emerging from his homeland. After visiting Marlborough he decided to purchase a home and some land in the Wairau Valley, which was to became Seresin's Home vineyard.

The sentinel stone at the entrance to the Seresin Home vineyard in Marlborough signals the path to both the winery and their philosophy. The stone bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of individual and creative endeavour; and represents a philosophy to work traditionally with the natural elements to elicit a true Marlborough character in their produce.

Organically and biodynamically grown, hand-tended and hand-picked, the grapes from their estate are transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking methods.

Must try wines include Seresin's iconic Chardonnay, made from hand-picked fruit coming from their clay-rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard and the alluvial soil based Home vineyard. Grapes were hand-sorted before being whole-bunch pressed and then sent straight to barrel. After 11 months in oak the wine was blended, lightly filtered and bottled without fining.

Seresin Estate Wines - Marlborough New Zealand

Seresin Estate Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough

Seresin Estate Cellar Door - Marlborough

Small Facts

  • First Vintage 1996
  • Total vineyard size 165 hectares
  • The Estate is located across 3 sites, in the Wairau and Omaka Valleys
  • Fully certified organic since 2000 and biodynamic since 2010
  • Also several hectares of olive groves, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards

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