Heavy grey skies and rain welcomed us to the new venue for “Flavours of New Zealand”. County Hall, based on the South Bank in London, once the hot bed of London Labour politics. With views over Westminster Bridge and the House’s of Parliament.
From a grey start in the morning the sun started to peak through, which mirrored the event as a whole.
Spread over a far larger space than past events, the first impression was that it wasn’t so busy but as the day proceeded a steady flow of trade past through.
We had a wonderful selection of Seresin wines to show. Starting with, Pinot Gris, Memento Riesling, Momo Sauvignon Blanc, Seresin Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marama, Estate Chardonnay, Chardonnay Reserve,
We definitely showed the most varied selection and this was greatly appreciated. Allowing people who have know our wines for a long time the chance to discover a new Seresin gem, and those new to our wines a dizzy selection to chose from.
The joy at having such a large selection is that no conversation is the same, and it was very satisfying giving a few master classes in the concept of terroir having the three Single Vineyard Pinot Noir's side by side. I derived great pleasure in showing how by the simple fact of different soil types, aspect etc… wines can be so very different.
Speaking with Sara earlier, Marama appears the wine most spoken about, but to be honest what was wonderful was the degree of intense conversation around the table about all of the wines.
Photography by Joseph Seresin