Seresin Estate


Life is light, Light is life
Inspired by film-makers such as Truffaut and Fellini, Michael Seresin left his job as a PA at Pacific Films in his native New Zealand in 1966 to pursue a career as a freelance camera assistant in Europe. After 18 months in Rome and London, he graduated to lighting camera Status and by 1968 was working alongside his future BFCS Partners, Bob Brooks and Len Fulford.

From 1970 he combined commercials work with shooting movies, becoming a director of photography for Harold Becker, Adrian Lyne and Alan Parker on films such as „Bugsy Malone“, „Midnight Express“, „City Hall“ and „Harry POtter – The Prisoner of Azkaban „.

His most recent work includes filming a Proportion of the Oscar-winning, “Gravity” and the cinematography for the critically-acclaimed “Dawn of the Planet of die Apes”.

In the early 1990s, he had a desire to create a winery which made wine in the most natural way possible and did not compromise on quality. It is this passion for organics, wine and food that forms the foundation of everything that Seresin Estate represents.

Our estate lies in the sun-soaked heart of Marlborough at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, with vineyards spread across the warm stony Wairau Valley floor and up into the gentle clay slopes of the Omaha Valley to the south. Our specially chosen sites are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris for white wines, and Pinot Noir for reds. The vineyard floor is carpeted with wild flowers and grasses, and the air is full of the sound of the bees and birds.