Monday, August 31, 2009

Michael Seresin - Profile

Writing for the UK's Design Week, Mike Dempsey has compiled a very interesting article summarising Michael Seresin's film career. Check it out on Mike Dempsey's own blog.

When we spend time with Michael, we're normally talking wine, olive oil, food, the environment, goats, vegetable gardens, books, fish, ...all-sorts ... but very rarely the other, professional side of his life, so we were all interested to learn more about what he has done - including a charming commercial for Stella Artois, which was news to us.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Serious Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

UK wine writer Jamie Goode wrote an article which asked the question - can Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ever be serious?

In response we sent him a bottle of our new release 2008 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and this is what he had to say.

"Amazingly full, aromatic nose with notes of grapefruit, passionfruit, herb and pear. Lots of richness, with a hint of greenness. The palate is complex and concentrated with sweet bold fruit and a subtle herbiness, as well as a nice minerality. Texturally rich but still fresh. Brilliantly poised. 92/100"

For the full posting check out Jamie's blog.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Sheepy Day

Today we are wishing our pet sheep, Rudy, “Happy First Birthday!!”. (Pictured here, getting a cuddle from Erin and Sean)

And coincidentally, our first lambs of this season were also born today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another use for Pinot

A Marlborough beauty therapy clinic has developed a unique way to recycle the grape skins from our winery.

Pampers Escape use the Seresin Pinot Noir grape marc in a special treatment called the Caramalized Pinot and Lavender Bath.

Linda Davies processes the grape marc with her locally grown organic lavender. The grape marc helps to detox the body and the lavender calms and heals. We're yet to try it for ourselves but it sounds fabulous!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wine for the Weekend - Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The folks at Esquire magazine are enjoying our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc as much as we are. They say: "Now well-established as a quality operation which plays up its organically grown grapes and pursuit of wine-making the old-fashioned way, the results can be seen in this 2008 vintage of their flagship Sauvignon Blanc - crisp and creamy with a subtle nutty note from the oak barrels, and a strong citrus finish combine to elevate it above the rest of the sauvignon Marlborough pack."