Friday, October 31, 2008

Champion Lamb

We are very proud of our prize winning lamb Rosa.

Rosa, along with Scotty's daughter Gabby, received the prize for Champion Pet Lamb at the Renwick School Pets day.

Rosa's superior genes were also acknowledged with a placing in the 'best breeding ewe' category.

And given the wet spring day Gabby was given a special prize - the nurture award, for taking such great care of Rosa and keeping her company in the rain.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wines to try before you die help Cystic Fibrosis

As reported in a previous post, Seresin's 2006 Marama was selected for inclusion in the book "1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die", along with only 23 other NZ wines.

With the support of all the NZ wines in the book, Avenues Event Management put together 4 cases of these Wines You Must Try Before You Die (2 of each of the 24 'must-try' wines from NZ) which were auctioned at the Reuters Charity Golf Classic in September. The auction was a huge success and the funds raised will buy 2 new Eflow nebulisers for the at-home treatment of young sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis - New Zealand's most common, life-threatening inherited disease.

We're happy to have been part of this - with special thanks to the successful bidders.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tripping on Marlborough Pinot Noir

It was a pleasure to have Phil Tripp visit us from Australia's Daily Telegraph earlier in the year. His article - declaring Marlborough as a 'perfect cradle for the cultivation of Pinot Noir' - appeared on the front page of the travel section 'escape' this weekend, along with one of our favourite shots of our Raupo Creek vineyard (below).

Of Seresin, he says: "Wines are organically and biodynamically grown, hand-tended and hand-picked in true artisanal manner. The Rachel and Leah pressings are rich and classic from hilly clay soils, while the Tatou and Raupo wines, from stonier ground, are even more generous. They also produce a fine array of olive oils from more than 7000 trees including ones infused with lemon, lime and orange."

In fact, Leah and Rachel are made with fruit selected from all of our 3 vineyards, while Raupo (from Raupo Creek vineyard's hilly clay soils) and Tatou (from Tatou vineyard, a stony site) are single vineyard wines from each of those 2 vineyards. We can't argue with Phil's opinion that Marlborough is a special place Pinot Noir - even more so as we learn more about each of our vineyards' qualities.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008 Sauvignon Blanc Release in Australia

Winemaker Clive Dougall has spent the week in Australia attending tastings and new release events for our 2008 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc. He is pictured here enjoying the warm spring weather at the Ocean Room in Sydney

Guests at this event enjoyed the Sydney harbour views as they sampled Seresin new release wines and fresh seafood prepared by the Ocean Room chefs.