At the entrance to the Seresin vineyard is a stone bearing a handprint – it represents the Seresin philosophy to work by hand, to work traditionally and with natural elements and to elicit true Marlborough character in their wines and olive oils. Organics was a founding principle of Seresin Estate when it began in 1992, initiated by owner Michael Seresin. Now, the entire estate is farmed biodynamically. At Seresin, they believe that quality wines and oils begin with healthy plants that are able to fully express the soil and environment in which they grow – and they believe that the use of organic and biodynamic techniques and philosophies enables plants to achieve this healthy, balanced state. All the fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted before being whole-bunch pressed. The wines are naturally fermented, using wild yeasts indigenous to the winery, to give greater interest and individuality to the finished wines.