Serine and Syrah have been tied together for centuries and at some stages in history have been used interchangeably.
We have chosen the name Serine for our wine because of
this strong historical association with the syrah grape in France and
as it fits with our commitment to making the best Syrah we can in a style
which is more in keeping with the modern style of wines from the Northern
Rhone than elsewhere.
At a simple level it is simply an ancient name for the Syrah grape.
Then the Americans have a different view and they claim:
Back in France it is also claimed that it is simply a clone of Syrah. Some claim it was the name of the original clone from 20 centuries plus ago. Some claim it’s the syrah grape from Cote Rotie but to confuse you further Domain Cullierons makes a Les Serines wine from St Joseph and the Americans claim their Petite Sirah or Serine comes from Hermitage!
Certainly today there are stories, almost mythical, about the quest to taste wine made from true Serine clone or people who claim theirs is the true Serine clone. Almost the Holy Grail of Syrah which suits us just fine.