Michael Seresin was born in Wellington, New Zealand, left for Italy, where he was captivated by Italian food and wine culture, and began his career as a cinematographer. He was the director of photography on films such as ”Bugsy Malone”, ”Midnight Express”, ”City Hall”, ”Angela’s Ashes” and most recently, ”Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban”. Over time Michael’s interest in wine developed into a passion and in the early 1990s he became aware of the quality wines from New Zealand. Soon after he purchased land in the Wairau Valley, which became Seresin’s Home Vineyard. The Raupo Creek Vineyard and the Tatou Vineyard were later added. The estate grown grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards were handpicked from 14 different parcels. The fruit is from the clay-rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard, the alluvial shingles of the Tatou vineyard and the Home vineyard, which is made up of a variety of Waimakariri type soils of alluvial origin.
|The image of the hand is a symbol of strength, gateway to the heart, tiller of the soil, the mark of the artisan, and embodies the philosophy of Seresin Estate. Our grapes, estate grown on the Wairau River's warm alluvial terraces, are picked at the close of the long Marlborough summer. In the winery, minimal intervention allows the layers of flavour to evolve, so the wines are a natural expression of the soil from which they come.