Colin Ross, Estate Manager
Seresin's Estate Manager, Colin Ross, traded the surf of Margaret River in Western Australia for the mountain peaks of Marlborough, New Zealand. A passion for biodynamic farming and learning were the key drivers behind this move. During his ten years at Brookland Valley Vineyard in Margaret River Colin implemented the conversion of the Estate to biodynamic practices. As well as viticulture Colin's areas of expertise include landscaping and seed propagation. Colin says "the Estate's staff continually strive to improve all aspects of our produce. We all enjoy fine Seresin wines and olive oils plus our own eggs, beef, lamb, apples, artichokes, water-cress, strawberries, potatoes, herbs and much more. This has always been a part of my dream existence. The year ahead will see us further the Estate's bio-dynamic involvement and allow pure produce to be created that expresses the vitality of this special place."
Colin joined Seresin Estate at the beginning of 2006.
Clive Dougall, Winemaker
Seresin Estate Winemaker Clive Dougall has over 17 years of experience in the wine industry, both locally and internationally.
His interest in the industry began in his homeland of England; during four years spent managing a busy wine store in London, Clive developed a passion for wine. After completing his wine and spirits studies in London Clive came to New Zealand in 1999; completing a vintage in the Barossa Valley, Australia, en route. Clive worked in the Wellington hospitality and wine scene for 3 years as Sommelier and Maitre'd at Te Papa's Icon restaurant, and also at Regional Wines and Spirits. During this time he used his annual leave to complete 3 vintages at Vavasour in Marlborough. After finishing his Post Graduate qualification in winemaking at Lincoln University he became Assistant Winemaker at Pegasus Bay in Waipara.
Clive joined Seresin Estate at the beginning of 2006.