Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wellington's Excellent Hospo Industry

We're very proud to be involved in the 2010 Capital Awards.

The awards celebrate everything that is fundamentally hospitality in Wellington; from the ground roots kitchen team and baristas through to the award for the outstanding contribution to the Wellington hospitality scene.
The Seresin Award for 'Outstanding Wine List' will be given to a list that reflects the individual style of it's establishment, while being diverse, balanced, interesting and presented in the appropriate glasses, by educated staff.
Have your say and nominate your stars in Wellington hospo through the Capital Awards website.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Marriage of Figaro

We're proud to support a special Opera event in Days Bay Garden, Wellington.

New Zealanders will get the opportunity to experience the European tradition of outdoor opera, with a fully-staged production of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' in a beautiful old-established sheltered garden in Days Bay.

The opera is produced by Rhona Fraser and directed by Sara Brodie, with a cast of professional singers. 'The Marriage of Figaro' will be performed on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March at 5:00pm. Guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens in the dinner interval, along with a glass of Seresin wine.
Tickets are priced at $50. To book and for further information visit the Days Bay Opera website.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Joanna Simon on Wine

UK Wine writer, Joanna Simon, recently tasted our 2008 Leah Pinot Noir.

She described it as "very pure, very impressive and still young. This is fragrant with roses and summer berries and has a palate of sweet red fruits, savoury mineral flavours, polished oak, a fine acid structure, length and intensity. The hand on the label signifies hand-grown, hand-picked and hand-made (which includes wild yeast fermentation and 11 months maturation in French oak barrels). Drink over the next four years. Gives red burgundy a run for its money."

For more from Joanna check out her website here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pinot Noir 2010

This week, lots of the Seresin team are in Wellington for Pinot Noir 2010. It's a 4 day celebration of Pinot Noir - lots of tastings, culinary events, speakers, and thought-provoking discussion. It's also a great chance to meet and catch up with other Pinot-philes from around the world; wine writers, winemakers and consumers alike. One such bunch we caught up with was the lovewine team, who spoke to our winemaker Clive about our Pinot Noir. Check out the video here.

Someone else we caught up with was Jamie Goode, the blogger behind WineAnorak. He has written a wrap up of Pinot Noir 2010, Day 1. See if you can spot anyone from Seresin, or the lovely things he has to say about our wines...