Tamra Kelly-Washington joins Seresin as head winemaker

8th June, 2018 by Lucy Shaw

Tamra Kelly-Washington, the former chief winemaker at Yealands Estate, has been named head winemaker of Seresin in Marlborough, where she began her wine career.

Born in Marlborough, Tamra’s first job in the wine world was at Seresin, founded by cinematographer Michael Seresin in 1992, working in the estate’s laboratory.

Having developed a thirst for winemaking, she went on to gain valuable experience in the Napa Valley, Hunter Valley and Margaret River, before joining the Calatrasi Group as head winemaker to oversee properties in Sicily, Puglia and Tunisia.

Following her stint as a flying winemaker in Italy, Tamra returned to New Zealand to join Yealands Estate in the Awatere Valley as chief winemaker, a position she held for nearly a decade.

“I’m delighted to return to Seresin, where I….

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