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.
The Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2016 represents our evolving approach to this complex style. Described by winemaker Clive Dougall as “treading a line of texture and acidity”, this wine has a more notable fruit driven, rose petal character than in previous years, with a cleaner, more linear style.
2017 was a memorable and challenging vintage. We had a wonderful warm start to the growing season, with good soil moisture helping the vines to grow well. We then experienced cold temperatures during flowering, resulting in lower yields and smaller bunches in our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The temperatures never really soared and we will remember this vintage as having one of the coldest growing seasons, coupled with challenging rain events just before and during harvest.
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We have a rare opportunity for an engaging communicator. This newly created position will be responsible for every visitor’s experience at Seresin Estate and Waterfall Bay, in terms of tourism, business, media and events. The position will seek to not only enhance the overall brand experience for our guests, but also their online experience and customer service.
A new partnership between Seresin Estate and Mineral is a positive step forward, says Seresin Estate General Manager Michelle Connor.
She announced today that Mineral is to include the Seresin, OSIP and MOMO brands in its portfolio for distribution in New Zealand.