Grower Website Momo Region: New Zealand

Meaning ‘offspring’ in Maori, MOMO sprung from Seresin Estate in Marlborough. Now grown up with its own identity and personality, MOMO is youthful, urbane and well-travelled, with an easy charm. Seriously stylish, MOMO loves good food and great conversation.

Above all, MOMO is about enjoyment – the simple pleasure of good wine.

MOMO selects organically grown grapes from a small number of growers and uses minimal winemaking intervention to present wines with honest varietal character and quality. All wines are Vegan friendly as well.

WINEMAKER

Tamra Kelly-Washington began her tenure at Seresin Estate/ Momo wines early in her winemaking career. She graduated a top scholar from Lincoln University with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology and worked harvests at Serevin/Momo. After winemaking at the Estate, she pursued winemaking at numerous properties across the globe. Tamra spent time working in the USA and Italy for 7 years, becoming Head Winemaker for a property in Sicily with secondary sites in Puglia and Tunisia. The following 10 years were spent establishing and leading winemaking operations at Yealands Estate in New Zealand.

Tamra returned to the Momo/Seresin Team as Chief Winemaker in 2018. Since that time her hand has been at the helm. She continues the tradition established by Michael Seresin while leading modernization, and applying her careful approach to the organic, biodynamic and taste nuances of Momo’s grapes. Tamra’s guidance embraces acidity and creates structured, easy to love, well-crafted Momo wines.

 

Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Appellation(s) Marlborough
Proprietors Michael Seresin
Founded 1996
Winemaker Tamra Kelly-Washington
Annual Production 60,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Biodynamic, Organic
Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area
407.72 acres / 165 ha
Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Over 20 years on average in 2015 Mixed alluvial silt and gravel
Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Over 20 years on average in 2015 Mixed alluvial silt, gravel and clay