Momo Region: New Zealand

MOMO, meaning offspring in te reo Māori, offers a first taste of Seresin Estate wines.

Located in Marlborough, New Zealand, Māori referred to our region as ‘Kei puta te Wairau’ or ‘the place with the hole in the cloud’ referring to the topography of the valley. Running west to east towards the coast, we are protected by the Richmond Ranges to the north and the Wither Hills to the south. High sunshine hours, a cool growing season and low rainfall have proven to be an auspicious combination, producing vibrant wines with acidity and depth.

Made with organic grapes selected from Raupo Creek vineyard and a small number of growers, MOMO wines are nurtured into the bottle with a gentle hand. The philosophy of minimal intervention is employed throughout the wine-making process resulting in vivid, youthful wines that show honest varietal character and quality. Mindfully crafted for a true expression of the fruit and land, MOMO is set to become an everyday favorite. Suitable for Vegans.

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 30,000 9L cases (including Seresin)
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Biodynamic, Organic
Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area
126 acres / 51 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