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From directing Homeboy with Mickey Rourke, to making wine in Marlborough. This was the path cinematographer-turned-winemaker Michael Seresin took.

He established Seresin Estate in 1992, with a desire to make quality wine as naturally as possible. The handprint on the sentinel stone at the entrance to the winery and on the label of each bottle, is a symbol of strength, a tiller of the soil and the mark of the artisan. His certified organic and biodynamically grown grapes are hand-tended and picked, before being crafted into wines of passion and spirit.

What style do you think characterises the pinot of your region?
Elegant, red fruit spectrum, diversity of soils.

Tell us three things we need to know about your region.

  1. It’s windy
  2. It’s the ‘organic heart’ of NZ winemaking
  3. It’s more diverse than you think

What’s the one thing we must do in your region?
Visit Marlborough Sounds.

When no one is watching, you drink…

Your pinots are best for…
Sharing over a meal (including vegetarian and vegan fare).

Your pinots are best paired with…
Thoughtful thinkers – we like to leave a question in the glass.

If not you, who else should people try?
Fromm, Clos Henri, Te Whare Ra, Herzog, Rockferry and Huia.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

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